Can't Log Back Into Domain After Log Off

I'm having an issue with a user that when he logs off, he loses connection to the server.  What I mean is that when the user logs off normally, he can't log back in unless he reboots.  

Any Idea on what the issue might be?
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
Windows XP?

Check the C:\Temp, C:\Windows\Temp, and C:\Documents and Settings\USERID\Local Settings\Temp directories.  Make sure they are empty.  

Test the account on another computer to see if you can duplicate the problem.  Also, check another user on that computer to check the same.  Is the problem isolated to that one user on that one computer, or all users on that computer, or that one user on all computers?  That will help identify the root cause and fix the issue.

Darius GhassemCommented:
What Events is he getting in the Event Logs?

Might need to reset secure channel password for computer he is working on

Make sure computer is only pointing to internal DNS servers

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
And though the article dariusq linked to mentions Vista, it will work just fine on Windows XP:

IT Pros Agree: AI and Machine Learning Key

We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.

abpExpertAuthor Commented:
Would the user need to be logged off before using the NETDOM command?  I was thinking of just unjoining and rejoining the domain. However, if this command works without interuppting the user it might be better to use.
Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
You just need to do it from an administrative command prompt.  Must be logged in to do so.
abpExpertAuthor Commented:
Alright, thanks for the help. Couldn't unjoin from the domain, even as local admin.  The buttons are grayed out, but was resolved with a winsock reset.  After the reboot I was able to unjoin and rejoin the domain.  It's looking great now.  Log in/log off times look good, and he's able to get to mapped drive.  I should've knew the issue was with the trust between the server when his homedrive that was mapped through AD wasn't connecting on log on.

Thanks again.
abpExpertAuthor Commented:
Chose the answer from Darius as the best solution since it was ultimately the one that resolved the issue.  Although I didn't bother with downloading and running the netdom tool, resetting the security by unjoining/rejoining the domain did the trick.

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.