I have a CNC laser cutting machine running off a Windows 95-based controller. This controller connects to our company's domain which is controlled by Windows 2008 Standard domain controllers (32-bit). Three days ago, there was a brief network outage on the machine, which was traced to a faulty network switch which has been replaced. However, the controller now won't log into the network with its original login credentials (an "access denied" message appears). My supervisor, who is the overall network administrator, then tried a different password for that account, but with no success (the original password didn't meet our current security requirements). The standard administrator login credentials were also tried, again without success. The original login account was even made a member of the Administrators group for the domain (still no success). Finally, my supervisor used his own login credentials (which have the highest security access), and was able to connect the machine to the network. Obviously, because these credentials have full access to everything on the network, this isn't a viable long-term solution. I know from prior research that Windows 95 wasn't meant to be part of domains, but apparently Microsoft had put out software for Windows 98 that would allow such computers to connect to a Server 2008 computer (I installed that program on this controller 2 years ago and was able to connect to a network drive successfully). So the question becomes how to get the original account to log into the domain again?