user passwords

If I setup a logon password for a user on the network from the server and the computer is brought out of the network, will it have any trouble getting logging into the computer because it is not within the network?  Does the login credentials needs to talk to the server to perform the login?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Depends.  By "on the network" I assume you mean in a Windows Domain.  If that's the case, and if you haven't adjusted anything related to cached logins in Group Policy, then yes.  By default, Windows caches the last 10 users credentials to log in, allowing them to login even when they are not on the domain.

This is actually easy to test.  Just disconnect a network cable from any computer on the domain - can the user (who previously logged in recently - still log in?

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Andy MIT Systems ManagerCommented:
Also note that any password changes (either on the PC or on the server) won't be synchronised unless the machine is able to talk to the Domain Controller. Can cause headaches when the user asks for their password to be reset then IT support spend ages trying to find out why the new password isn't working only to find out they are using the computer at home and have no way for it to talk to the DC. :)
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
...and any security conscience person will disable, or at lease reduce, cached logons as per CIS standard otherwise you will have a bunch of password hashes floating around
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