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Persistent connection attempt from unknown computer

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Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Every 4 hours (sometimes 4 hours 15 minutes) we are receiving event ID 5805 from NETLOGON with description:

The session setup from the computer COMMUNIC-431A3B failed to authenticate.  The following error occurred: Access is denied.

This has been happening for months, we have never had a computer on our network with that name (that we know of).    

Does anyone have any ideas on how to track down what computer on our network could be causing this event?

Thanks!
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If you ping COMMUNIC-431A3B, does it resolve to an IP? If so, then does it reply and if so, perhaps you can track it down. Is there any reference to COMMUNIC-431A3B in DNS or WINS or DHCP (wherever applicable)?

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We have nothing showing up in DNS, WINS, etc.  I can not currently ping it, I do not get an IP.  Whatever it is, it last attempted to connect at 12:56, so it's due to show up again around 4:56 today, so I'm going to try to ping it then.
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Okay - what was it, how did you find it? Was it an employee's laptop or something?

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A computer we had on the network that hadn't been correctly joined to the domain, and we didn't realize that's what it was called.

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