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Disabling re-authentication in WinXP machine

By eddy.chang ·
Have a combination of Win98 and WinXP clients within a WinServer 2003 domain. After some idle period (1 hour or so), users on XP machine will be prompted to enter their username and password before they are allowed to access the network again even though the machine has never been logoff. Doesn't happen to Win98 machine. Any idea on how to allow WinXP users to continue using their machine without having to re-enter their credential again or disabling their machine from prompting them for username and password after certain period of idle time? Have tried to disable both auto-logoff and user idle timeout in the Default Domain Policy but nothing seems to work. Thanks.

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by mfischer In reply to Disabling re-authenticati ...

This can happen when the NIC is powered down in power management. In the device manager browse to the nic and rclick and then select properties. I can't remember off hand which tab but I think its the last on the right. De-Select "Allow this device to be shutdown". Or something to that effect.

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by eddy.chang In reply to Disabling re-authenticati ...

Well, the problem has been solved and it is due to incorrect client-side DNS IP entries. All XP clients should have their Preferred DNS Server entry pointing to the DNS server hosting all the domain resource records (typically the first Domain Controller in the domain).

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