Users cannot log while off the network or outside the domain.

Users getting error "there are currenlty no logon servers available to service the logon request" when logging on while they are not on the network.
Sophy NonyaneAsked:
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Put the computer to the network. Then kick it off a domain and put it back. Then log on and log off the account you need to cache credentials (for each user). After that you should be able to log on even if you are not connected.

Also make sure that if you log on as a local user, you need to use this form: computerName\localAccount
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Sophy NonyaneAuthor Commented:
Users were able to log in before even when the domain was not available. I created a new account today which can log on with or without the domain/network. Something was applied a couple of weeks ago and now all users cannot log on while the domain is unreachable, except newly created users and the old users who haven't logged on since 6 months ago.

I tried checking the GPO and the registry settings, I cant see anything which might prevent users from logging in without the domain.
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masnrockCommented:
Did you disable the caching of domain credentials in your GPO? Might want to start looking in that direction first. Check with whomever would be in charge of those changes.
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Sophy NonyaneAuthor Commented:
Checked the GPO caching and it is enabled, but still the problem persists. Created a new domain user and that user is able to login with and without the domain availability.
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masnrockCommented:
Then I would have to ask, is that new account using the same machine or different machine as the others? If the answer is different, try on one of the machines that is having issues now. If the problem persists, then you might need to check the registry on one of the systems to be sure that something isn't set in there.

Here's where to check:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
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Sophy NonyaneAuthor Commented:
Solved the problem, turns out the affected users were under the protected AD group. Removing them from that group solved it.
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Sophy NonyaneAuthor Commented:
This solved the problem for me.
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