cannot logon domain user when workstation disconnected from LAN even when cached logon is enabled
Posted on 2010-09-15
Win XP Pro SP3 laptop/workstation on a Win2k3 domain.
The domain user is added to the laptop workstation Control Panel-->User Accounts. The domain user can login to the laptop/workstation when it is connected to the LAN. Also, the domain user can usually still logon to the the laptop/workstation even when it is disconnected from the LAN.
The problem: With a particular laptop, I cannot get a domain user to login when the laptop is not connected to the LAN. Instead, I get "The domain is not available!".
In Control Panel-->Administrative Tools-->Local Security Policy-->Local Policies-->Security Options, "Interactive Logon: Number of previous logons to cache (in case domain controller is not available) is already set to 10.
It seems as if the cached logon is not working even though it is enabled.
Can someone please advise?