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Win XP Prof logon problems on Win 2003 server domain

by splintro / September 9, 2008 6:21 PM PDT

Hi
I have a Domain Controller on a Win 2003 Server Standard 32b, also server for an application. All the workstations are running XP Prof (most of them) or XP Home.
The Server have some shared folders for everyone in the domain.
Sometimes I encounter difficulties of logging on the domain on some stations. The logon lasts too much (usually it is a 10 sec. logon) - 1 min maybe, and the account does not have access to the shared folders from the server. It seems that the workstation is not logged on the server at all (it may use only the local logon info, saved from a previous successful logging procedure). If I reboot the workstation, log into an Administrator of the domain, logoff and log on inte the normal user account, the situation get normal. And, very often, the problem will not appear in the next logging processes.
Also, sometimes all the stations access very delayed the server shared resources. It lasts about 10 min. If they shut down and restart the workstations, at logon everything is ok regarding the shared resources.
Please tell me where is the problem?

Thank you
Splint

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"XP Home"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2008 6:55 AM PDT

There's the odd man in this setup. XP Home can't participate in a domain so that's a clue someone needs to rethink this setup.
Bob

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Not XP Home
by splintro / September 10, 2008 4:27 PM PDT
In reply to: "XP Home"

Well, the fact is that the XP Home stations are not encountering any problem (they joined a workgroup with the same name as the domain, I've created on the domain the same users as on the Home stations and it is ok, they can see the shares). The problem appears at the station running the XP Prof, on the domain users logon.
We don;t use user roaming.

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Then cheat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2008 10:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Not XP Home

If your IT staff won't dive in and check event viewers, logs, call Microsoft, here's how to cheat. Set up the XP pro machine that has the issue as if it was a XP Home machine.

It could be some missing patch that you only get when you call in but I am not aware if your IT staff has called it in to get access to those other patches.
Bob

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