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Win98 clients fail to login

By jscragg ·
There are several Windows 98 machines that are receiving errors when logging in stating "Login request was denied by the network. Try again later." These are Win98 clients logging in with client for microsoft networks to a NT4 server. I originallythought this was a symptom of network collisions, but when I used the administrator account to login in, I was successful. The account is not locked out of the server, and the error is not one that I had ever seen associated with user accounts and login. The problem is hard to track down because the scenario is not predictable. The clients will login correctly for weeks, then have trouble, which will clear up on its own after som,e time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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by howardhenderson In reply to Win98 clients fail to log ...

I've seen similar symptoms from a flaky network hub/switch. If you aren't having any other network problems, this one probably is not it, though.

I've also seen similar symptoms from hitting the licensing restriction limit on a Small Business System NT Backoffice Server. We never could figure out a pattern to it (i.e., we could often log in as a particular user when others could not - like in your admin example), but wound up migrating to full-blown Backoffice for other reasons and that eliminated the problem.

Although I cringed at the technical inelegance of doing it, my assistant just rebooted the SBS server whenever that problem occurred and it would temporarily fix the problem.

Hope this helps,
Howard H.

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by jscragg In reply to Win98 clients fail to log ...

Thanks for your response. I am still stuck on this issue, but further investigation leads me to believe it is related to improper shutdowns. The problem occurs after rebboting from a failed shutdown. If you have any suggestions regarding network issues after a hard reboot or failed shutdown, I would love to hear them.

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