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Domain User on Computer NOT Connected Password Issue

Posted on 2007-12-03
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We have a user that uses a network computer and the network logon, but the computer is at his house, disconnected from the network (can vpn after he logs in).  The domain is W2k, computer is XP pro.  All of a sudden he cannot login.  It says check domain and password, blah, blah.  He has assured me that he did not change the password (which trust me, I believe).  He says nobody else at the house knew the password.  I can bring it back into the office, if needed.  But I am just not real sure what to do even if I do...

As always, TIA.
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by:KCTS
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Has his password on the domain expired - it may have - the default is 42 days + 6 grace logins.
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Well, if you are sure that he is using the correct password, (to be absolutely certain, change his password in AD to what he says it is), and nothing has been changed on his AD account, then if he brings the machine in and connects it to the network, he'll authenticate with the domain servers, instead of using the locally cached credentials--which, after logging in successfully will update. You should then be able to unplug the cable and log off and back on successfully.

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by:SupportECI
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I don't think so... This user does come into work daily and login to the domain.  He logs into the home computer every few days and connects the vpn.  He is still able to login at work, just not on the home computer (with that login, other logins work (domain and local)).
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by:SupportECI
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SL,

Thanks, that is what I thought.  Any thoughts about how I can fix it without hiim trying to bring it in?
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by:SLFuqua
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Unfortunately no, at least not that I can think of. His local credentials appear to be corrupt somehow. The only alternative is to authenticate alternately. The only "alternate" way is to authenticate to the domain server, which requires the machine to be on the network when it boots.

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by:SupportECI
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thanks sl,

I had him bring it in this morning and he was able to authenticate to the domain.  I will update when he tries to login from home again.
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All was fine after he logged in on the network.  Thanks for your help!
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