Somewhere on the network is a server that Authenticates users. Look to see that it is up, connected, pingable, etc... Look for newtork segmentation.
I have a serious IT problem. On Friday the 19th day of November 2004, I shut down all the computers on our Network only for me to return to work today (22/11/04) not being able to logon some people to the Network.
The naure of problem is this: The computer will boot normally and takes you to the point where it will request for your Password and Username. But if people type in the password, it will not open the Desktop for them to contunue their work. The screen will remain blank.
If I logon as Administrator, I will notice the same thing but if I unplug the Network cable before logging on, it will log me on sucessfully, then I will plug the Network cable again and people can work on the Network.
The problem now is, I can't continue to logon every body as Administrator, they have to logon as themselves with thier respective User names and Password.
Our IT Administrators seems to be out of ideas. Please can someone assist me out of this problem.