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By johnricarte ·
Our network is running on WIN2K servers with WIN2K exchange. Most of the client users are WIN2K Pro and a number of WIN98 users that will be upgraded soon. Just recently we have discovered a problem with the connections where the WIN98 users when logging in, will get a message saying that user is not found and yet when you hit cancel the user will still be connected to the exchange server but not to the Domain Controller. I have checked out all the lines and they all checked out. If I loginas ADMIN on the same machine it just goes in. Does anybody have a clue as to what might be causing this problem. Is it an authentication problem on the server? If someone have idea please let me know. Thanks.

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by tohara In reply to network connectivity

A few things to check:
Can the user log in on ANY machine?

Does the user have both an exchange account and a domain account?

really sounds like a rights issue.

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by johnricarte In reply to network connectivity

All users have both exchange and domain accounts. This is something that just came about this week and nothing has been changed on the servers nor the services been altered. Yes the users can login to other machines,specially if they are win2k machines without any problem at all.

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by rynzeski In reply to network connectivity

I had encounter somewhat similar problem with yours and it is due to Kixx program that we use for our login script. I found that the login script sometimes do not work with win95/98 machines which cause share drives not getting mapped or not logging on to the domain.

Since IP addressing will have no effect on the login script being successful the Win95/98 machines can still logon to the mail server as DHCP servers provides the client with IP Address and we use HOST file on these machines tofind the mail server.

Did not have a chance to fix the login script problem as we have migrated all clients to Windows 2000.

Hope this gives you some sort of an idea in troubleshooting your problem.

Goodluck.

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by johnricarte In reply to network connectivity

thank you!!! your answer was a bit helpful in narrowing down the issue.

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by shafique.awan In reply to network connectivity

This is actually in response to the reply by rynzeski. I too had a smiliar problem and this is what I figured. In WIN9X when you login and call the login script or batch file you are defaulting to "C" drive. Where as the NETLOGON folder on your server is mapped to "Z" drive. In win2000 you are defaulting to the NETLOGON folder. I changed the login.bat to the following.

z:
kix32 login.txt
c:


Since win 2000 has no "Z" drive it runs fine on both. We still are running both win 9X and Win2000 workstation.

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by johnricarte In reply to network connectivity

thank you!!! your answer helped narrow down the problems. i will never be able to find out the real answer to the problem for we have already upgraded everyone to win2k. thanks anyway...

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