Error: No domain server was available to validate your password
Posted on 1998-11-12
I'm troubleshooting a problem on a single PC running Win95/OSR2 attempting to logon to an NT 4.0 domain server. The network settings consist of: Client for MS Networks, Novell IntraNetware client 2.2, protocols IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, and TCP/IP. The MS Client accesses NT via Logon validation to the Domain. I've thoroughly checked the networking settings...even compared to all 16 other PCs accessing the NT server the same way. It logs in to the Netware box fine, but pauses and displays the error message:
"No domain server was available to validate your password. You may not be able to access some network resources."
The user and passwd is set up correctly in NT, also. In fact, I've deleted and readded the user just to be safe. I can access shared resources, etc. on NT, but the login script won't run. I've noticed that the error doesn't appear when NetBEUI is not installed on the Win95 PC.
Thru my trials I've been unable to determine whether it's a Win95 or NT issue. I've scoured Microsoft's KB and searchd the net, but all references to this message do not provide an answer. Obi-wan, you're my only hope...