Local account is looking for domain controller?!?!?

Posted: 10-02-2008, 08:07 PM
I am attempting to congifure a laptop for one of our executives. The laptop
is loaded with Vista Business and is joined to our corporate domain for
purposes of inventory/management. I created a local account for the person
so that he can log in from outside the building. However, when I attempt to
authenticate locally with this account, I am receiving the following message.
.. .

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There are currently no login servers available to service the logon reques
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When I take the latop off the domain, I can access the local account. But
why would a local account be going out looking for a domain controller
anyway? I have never come across this with XP. Has anyone seen this
behavior in Vista before?

Local account is looking for domain controller?!?!?


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Victor Constantinescu
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Re: Local account is looking for domain controller?!?!?
Posted: 10-03-2008, 07:19 AM
Hi,
Just checking: are you using the Computername\User format in the username
input box?

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"Brian_McKnight" <BrianMcKnight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:34EFBA3A-2A15-4947-8189-3C96889C321E@microsoft.com...
>I am attempting to congifure a laptop for one of our executives. The
>laptop
> is loaded with Vista Business and is joined to our corporate domain for
> purposes of inventory/management. I created a local account for the
> person
> so that he can log in from outside the building. However, when I attempt
> to
> authenticate locally with this account, I am receiving the following
> message.
> . .
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> There are currently no login servers available to service the logon
> request
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> When I take the latop off the domain, I can access the local account. But
> why would a local account be going out looking for a domain controller
> anyway? I have never come across this with XP. Has anyone seen this
> behavior in Vista before?
Brian_McKnight
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Re: Local account is looking for domain controller?!?!?
Posted: 10-03-2008, 11:43 AM
Yes.

"Victor Constantinescu" wrote:
> Hi,
> Just checking: are you using the Computername\User format in the username
> input box?
>
> --
> Victor Constantinescu aka YounGun
> Security MVP
> http://victor-youngun.blogspot.com/
>
> "Brian_McKnight" <BrianMcKnight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:34EFBA3A-2A15-4947-8189-3C96889C321E@microsoft.com...
> >I am attempting to congifure a laptop for one of our executives. The
> >laptop
> > is loaded with Vista Business and is joined to our corporate domain for
> > purposes of inventory/management. I created a local account for the
> > person
> > so that he can log in from outside the building. However, when I attempt
> > to
> > authenticate locally with this account, I am receiving the following
> > message.
> > . .
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > There are currently no login servers available to service the logon
> > request
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > When I take the latop off the domain, I can access the local account. But
> > why would a local account be going out looking for a domain controller
> > anyway? I have never come across this with XP. Has anyone seen this
> > behavior in Vista before?
>
 
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