Windows 2000 Pro Workstations joined to a 2003 AD Controller can't log in....
Posted on 2005-04-09
I am desparately hoping someone knows how to help this problem. We recently set up a 2003 Server as a Domain controller (single site/forest, native 2003 mode on both) and have joined our network workstations to this controller. Almost all are Windows XP based and they log in just fine, run the login script, process group policy correctly, and so on. I even have one old NT4-based server joined to the domain that's running fine.
My problem is 2 Windows 2000 Professional (sp4) workstations that were successfully joined. Neither one will log in. They allow for a username/password to be entered, you see the login script running, but then are brought right back to the "CTRL-ALT-DEL" to login page. Neither a local server login or domain login is possible, the same behavior occurs. We tried disabling the policies and scripts, but that doesn't allow either to log in.
Both are production systems and as of now, we're really at a loss to know what else can be done. Any advice/suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance.