Cannot authenticate to any domain resources

Posted on 2009-07-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a windows 2003 domain with one server and XP sp2 clients. One machine (which shows as joined to the domain) is having problems. Roaming profiles cannot load and it cannot accessing shares (using a UNC path).. it prompts for credentials & password but then fails to authenticate. Also Mapped network drives do not work. The network connections are fine, DNS points to the domain controller. pinging the domain controller by name works. It seems to be an authentication problem. Other machines and roaming profiles all work fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Question by:matedwards
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Expert Comment

ID: 24802192
Take the PC off the Domain and then rejoin it.

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ID: 24802208

Thanks Alan.. forgot to mention.. I've already done that.. rejoined with a new name and the problem persists
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Alan_White earned 250 total points
ID: 24802241
Oh, that doesn't sound good then.  I take it there are no network factors in the way such as a firewall or router?  If not, I'd say that a client rebuild is your next step. :-(
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Author Comment

ID: 24802299

I thought that.. doh!

Nothing in the way.. no firewalls or routers.. network connection good.. it's like it's partially joined to the domain..!

I'll leave the question open for a little while in case someone has a suggestion..

Many thanks for your help, anyway..

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Expert Comment

ID: 24802375
You could try generating a new SID, there are lots of tools availble for that out there.  Then try joining with yet another new name and see how that goes.
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 31601029
thanks Alan..

I didn't get a chance to try a new SID.. the machine was a real mess.. so a wipe and rebuild was due anyway.. many thanks for your help..

All the best


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