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Why these workstations were not able find the DC?

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This is using a MS Windows 2003 AD domain. As for the workstations, there are XP, Win7, and little bit on Win8. Once in a while, the problem of workstation not able to logon to the domain occurs. Please see the error message in details:

 EventID: 5722
    Source: Netlogon

    Problem Descriptions:
    The session setup by the computer ACCT_EXEC1_PC failed to authenticated.
    The name(s) of the account(s) referenced in the security database
    is wks77_PC$. The following errors occurred:

    Access is denied    

I heard that this is because the password of the computer account reset and some how, it wasn't recognized by the DC. The only way I can do is to disjoin this workstation, and then re-join it back. This method works, but still, this is not the right method right? Any way to solve the problem once and for all?

Thanks!
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Santosh Gupta earned 500 total points
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Hi,

This setting can be changed by "Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Domain member: Maximum machine account password age" using Local computer policies or domain GPOs.

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If you increase this interval to 0 so that the computers no longer change their passwords, an attacker will have more time to undertake a brute force attack to guess the password of one or more computer accounts. if you dont think you have such threat then you can change it.
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okay
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