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Network Synchronicity & Permissions Loss

By RDGO_Tech ·
Detail - I have a small LAN using 2K AdvSvr and NT4 with an XPpro. All of the PCs will maintain ability to use the network with the exception of my XP machine. XP has apparently lost its ability to maintain sync with the network, and along with this issue, it also now tells me that (as Admin) I no longer have permission to use the shared printer on that PC. XP will not maintain its time sync with the main PDC, and now when I log in on XP... it takes forever to watch the login process complete itself.. Of course, the Local Admin profile is very, very quick... but nothing on the LAN login side will be anywhere near as quick... which must be a part of the main problem...
Solution - I have (three times) rebuilt the computer from scratch, which fixes the issue on a temporary basis. I have also gone to the point of removing the PC from the Domain, then rejoined, which had an even shorter fix time on this issue. The last time, I went thru the deletion of my profile on the XP computer and remade it,.. and this didn't achieve anything real.
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I am looking on the Knowledge Base, but nothing is showing itself worth what I deem necessary.
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So,.. have any of you seem this problem? It does not want to validate itselfon the Domain any longer... When I go to Active Directory, I cannot "manage" the XP computer.. yet I can do all others... IF I rejoin the PC to the Domain, I can mange but only for a short duration.

ANY SUPPORT from the gang here would be appreciated (in advance)... I will keep posting more data and excerpts of this issue as I try different techniques.. NOT BEING ABLE TO manage the PC remotely from the PDC is a real issue and reflects something extremely "severe" on this issue.

Thanks,people!

RDGO

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by Jason Pilarski In reply to Network Synchronicity & P ...

check what type of file system your xp computer is formatted with. most are formatted with NTFS, but 2k and NT4 don't support it. XP uses NTFS 5.0, NT4 uses NTFS 4.0, and 2k uses FAT or FAT32. try and make sure they are all FAT or FAT32. Hope this helps

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by RDGO_Tech In reply to Network Synchronicity & P ...

Actually, Jason... I went ahead and made sure to format all drives on all PCs using NTFS. Windows 2000 Server/Professional does indeed allow for NTFS formatting. But this does open up a point of contention for all of us to ponder.... "Am I dealing with a problem of NTFS4 vs. NTFS5, or more correctly Kerberos? Am I missing a patch?"
Obviously, I already have myself with the needed permissions across the board here. I was hoping that maybe this is something I can correct (cure) by updating a registry entry...(??) Or do I have to go back and rebuild from scratch while focusing on a specific install step that maybe was missed? (I highly doubt it).. but the question had to be brought forth.

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by lanman235 In reply to Network Synchronicity & P ...

You mentione th XP System losses it's time sync. Have you set the NTP Server on the XP system or put it in the DHCP Settings. If XP losses its time by more than 5 minutes it will not talk properly. The time sync only happens either manually or at logon and GPO refresh. If it is not specified the system may be lossing BIOS Time

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