2003 Domain

Hi all,

I have an unusual issue, I have a client running a domain under 2003, everything had been working find until this morning.

For some reason when we try to browse to one of the servers (running server 2003) using the IP address it asks for the username and password but when we use the UNC it down not.

BTW…This units are all joined to the domain and have been working fine for a few years.  

Any ideas are GREATLY appreciated.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
We had a similar issue this morning with a client that has a Server 2003 DC. The issue was updates installed yesterday (Sunday) that caused an issue with authentication. Look for very recent updates, uninstall them and check again. If that works, turn updates off for a bit.

This server will be gone in a month, so it is just a matter of getting from here to there until it is gone.

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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
OT: also note that support for Windows Server 2003 will end in July 2015 after that there will be no more security fixes. So your client should consider migrating to a current versions on the Servers.
rudym88Author Commented:
WE will but not till June \ July which is when we plan to upgrade the ERP.

John: updates is not an issue, we run 2 month behind, to prevent this same issues.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try accessing the server as follows:   NET USE T: \\IPaddress of Server\folder and authenticate as:

DOMAIN\username, password.

What answer / error do you get.
rudym88Author Commented:
John, You hit it right on the nail, I when back and noticed someone had installed the latest updates on the DC, uninstall them all.
 Works like a charm.

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