Login fails every other time
Posted on 2004-09-08
This is weird.
I have a W2K AD w/ 2 DC's. Clients are W2KPro and WXPPro primarily. Yesterday a strange phenomenom started....
Some clients still login normally all the time, but others fail every other login attempt-
IE, first time you try to log in, it works fine, but the next time it just hangs on an hourglass with a blank blue background (not BSOD). When it fails, you can three-finger it, go to task manager, log out, then try again and it logs right in. The problem seems to be at certain PC's, and happens regardless of what userid is attempting to authenticate.
Every place we have experienced this, we can go to task manager/log out/log in again, and it works. The problem has even occurred on one of the DC's! We can't isolate any part of configuration specific to the failing PC's.
Anybody ever heard of anything like this? I'm not even sure I believe it, and I'm looking right at it!
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated..