Windows 98 clients on Windows 2003 Server Domain logon problems if users have a password
Posted on 2004-09-15
The specific problem I have is that having set up a Windows 2003 Server with a variety of clients from Windows 98 to Windows 2000 to Windows XP, the Windows 98 clients seem unable to process a logon if the user has any password at all.
Win 2k and XP clients have no problem but trying to log on from Windows 98 results in the error message about your domain password being incorrect or access to logon server being denied. If you then reset the user's password to blank you can successfully log on from any client including Windows 98.
I have tried the Microsoft solution in Community Solutions Article 555038 but to no avail. So I have installed IE 6, Enabled NTLM2 Authentication, Enabled SMB Signing, installed DSClient etc.
Is it to do with the default policies that are put in place on a Windows 2k3 server? If so what ones do I turn off? I step by step guide would be useful.