Logon automatically logs off for most users
Posted on 2004-11-29
At work we recently had our only domain server, a Windows NT 4.0 server box fail quite badly. We only had data backups, so we had to reconstruct the domain from scratch and reconnect all of the clients. Because the new server has not yet arrived, we are currently using a temporary Windows NT 4.0 server box. As any IT person would know, reconstructing a domain from scratch is not pleasant, particularly reconnecting the 50 or so clients.
Most of the problems we have been able to solve ourselves, but one fairly old, Windows 2000 Pro laptop refuses to work now that we have connected it to the new domain. I do not know if the domain change was the root of the problem or if the behaviour we are experiencing has some other cause. Some posts on Experts Exchange seem to suggest the behaviour may be virus related.
The computer in question allows the local Administrator to logon as normal. It also allows one of our Domain Administrators to logon to the domain as normal, however, no other domain user, be they a domain admin or just a domain user, can logon to the laptop. Whenever an attempt is made, the computer goes through the screens ‘Loading your personal settings…’, ‘Applying your personal settings…’, ‘Saving your settings…’ and returns to the ‘Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to begin’ screen.
Any help would be much appreciated.