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Server 2003 rejects password only when using auto logon

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I have a need to schedule a reboot on Server 2003 and after it boots logon as administrator automatically  Following the note here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231 I actually have it doing everything it’s supposed to but it rejects the logon credentials.

I get that:  The system could not log you on.  Make sure your username and domain are correct blah..blah

It is indeed correct. After I get that error I can just type in the password and it logs right in.  I know the username and password are correct and everything seems to be doing what I want, I just don’t understand why it rejects the creds.

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Lee
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Gaurav Singh earned 2000 total points
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Please make sure the the Domain and UN and PWD are correct. Also check gpo which might have been corrupted causing to logon failure
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Domain, username, and password are corrupt.  The problem only happens with the auto logon.  Popping a copy into a VM now and will update later but I suspect it will do the same thing.  I'm just missing something obvious.

-Lee
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Just added server 2003 in a VM.  When its just server 2003 with no roles defined the auto logon works.  Make it a DC and it throws that error.  WTH?
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Typo above
Domain, username, and password are corrupt should read

Domain, username, and password are correct
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