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sbs server needs to reboot when changing user passwords

Posted on 2005-03-08
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Last Modified: 2010-04-19
When i Add a new user or change an existing users password in SBS 2003 via AD the new users cannot login nor can the users i have changed passwords for.
these only work if i reboot the server all is fine after that until i need to do these things again.
any ideas?
Question by:MikeMinton
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 1000 total points
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Can you give a bit more info?

--  When you add a new user are you using the "Add User" template from the upper section of the Server Management Console?  If you aren't, try it that way.          (Although changing a password would be the same from either the User stem or from the Active Directory stem).

-- What is the Operating System of the client machines?  If Win9X it could be this: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=272594

-- If those don't work, try this as a test:  change the password of a current user to be blank (you may have to alter the password policy to do this, if you do, use the wizard from the Users sectino of the Server Management Console and then just for good measure enter C:/>gpupdate /force from the command line).  Also, make sure the "User cannot change password" box is NOT checked, and the "User must change password at next login" IS checked.

Let me know what the results are.

Jeff @

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i have tried both methods of addign the users ie AD and the server console.
all the users are running XP.

il try that test you have suggested
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Also... have you added the new users to the workstation's  local administrators group?  (I know this isn't a good thing, but it's the way it has to be done this way).

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