Autologon doesn't work any more

I have changed for security reasons the Administrator password from empty to a new not empty one. For the domain administrator and for the local administrator.
Next I checked all "everyone" accessable disk shares in the domain and changed "everyone" to "authenticated user".

Now I have a few problems which obviously all drill down to the point that the logon isn't automatically as b4 the changes. I have to logon manually: In explorer select the server and a popup comes up asking for user and pw.
After I have done that I could i.e. print.

i.e.:
One server handles all printqueues.
I could only print now after I have logged on manually.

Whats wrong?
How can I fix the problem?

I am logged in as a domain user. And I am a member of the domain admin group.
The net: W2k3 (with AD) server, W2K Server, XP and W2K workstations.

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Juergen Loewner
JLoewnerAsked:
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SMFXCommented:
It sounds like your account is getting locked out.  Look on the Security Event Logs for the Domain Controllers in your Domain.  Verify that your account is not getting locked out.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
The simplest way to do this is use TweakUI which is part of the Microsoft power toys.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

You can also hack this registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

For details see
How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;315231&

And if that isn’t enough take a look here
Get Rid of the Logon Screen (95/98/ME/2K/XP)
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article04-103
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JLoewnerAuthor Commented:
I guess the "autologon" is misleading.
I mean NOT the automatic logon when you start your machine.

I mean the process in the background: when you (try to) access a ressource on another computer of the domain you are authenticated in the background by checking the AD that you have the rights. You don't see that usually.
i.e.: if you access a share or a printer on another server/pc your logon credentials are checked in the background. You only realize it when you are not granted the access.

Hope this makes my problem more clear.

BTW: the problems do not arise on all machines.
Only two are affected. One W2K server and One W2K3 server.
So you can't pinpoint the problem to a specific OS.

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Juergen Loewner
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JLoewnerAuthor Commented:
To make it a bit more strange or to give you a hint more:

I could sit down at my pc and wait about half an hour and anything is fine:

I clicked abt every 5 min at the defiant pc's in my network in explorer and I am asked every time for my credentials.  I cancelled every time.

After about half an our I suddenly get my shares and printers when I click on the defiant maschines.

There is NO slow network!
The servers are all high end.

It worked fine before I changed Admins pw and replaced everyone with authenticated user in the disk shares.

Best guess to me is that the distribution of my login in the AD delays this. But I have no clue how to overcome this.
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