What makes a domain login expire on machines not connected to the domain?
Posted on 2004-09-17
I'm fairly new to networking and have recently setup a small Windows 2000 network. I have a few users with laptops that work at home for a couple of days a week. When they login in to their laptops at home, they login in using their network login, despite not being connected to our network - this has worked fine for the past year.
This morning however, I have a phone call from a user from home (who was in the office and therefore connected to the domain yesterday) saying that when she tries to login to her laptop, she is being told that 'The domain xxmyDomainxx is unavailble' and so she is unable to login.
I have talked her through logging in to her local account on her laptop and retrieved all of her settings BUT:
Does anyone know what causes this and is there any way to prevent it?
We have VPN access setup up for our users and I wondered if this would help but as she can't login in to he laptop to begin a VPN session, I don't see how that could help.
Any ideas anyone?