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Posted on 2007-12-02
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I have a network with a Windows 2000 Server and 30 workstations using mainly Windows XP Professional. I have a domain called 'LOCALDOMAIN'.

In recent weeks we have started experiencing problems with users accessing the 'LOCALDOMAIN' - what happens is that when a user attempts to log-in the PC will come back with error message saying 'LOCALDOMAIN' is not available.

The only way we seem to be able to fix this is to log into windows (on local PC), change domain to workgroup, then restart the PC and re-join the domain.

The appears to be affecting PC's on a totally random basis with a new PC experiencing the problem every few days.

Can anyone give any insight as to where I might need to start looking in order to resolve this problem?
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Question by:GLASGOWCHILL
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One of the causes of this is where you have imaged machines from a single source machine without using the sysprep utility. As a result machines with different names still have the same SID and the sort of roblem you describe occurs - the best solution now would be to use the NewSid utility http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Utilities/NewSid.mspx on each machine to generate unique SIDs
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Check for errors in the event viewer.
Disabale windows xp firewall.
Check the TCP/IP properties for the workstation.
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check  for network  failure [ ethernet driver , switch hangs,...etc]
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