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Workstation won't logon to PDC

By scndtnr ·
I've got a particularly stubborn WIN98 workstation that refuses to logon to the PDC. We've verified that the user name/password is not the problem, and we've enabled everything from WINS, DNS to LMHOSTS, and HOSTS with no success; error messages indicate first that the password is inaccurate (it isn't), and on the second try says that the Domain Controller cannot be found. Any ideas?

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by SyscoKid In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

I'm guessing a hardware problem. Verify that your connections are good and that the cable also is good.

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by scndtnr In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

Cabling/connections are not at issue; workstation connects to Novell LAN without problems.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

Need more info, there are no psychics here: "Oh yes, I can see your server now! Yes, it's coming to me! You have a corrupt netlogon service!"

Client:
Are you using MS Client for MS networks?
Protocol?
Protocol configuration?
Workgroup name same as domain?
DHCP?
PDC on same segment?
WAN or LAN?
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Username: |
Password: |
Domain: |
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ABove dialog box appearing?
Correct names for username and domain name in above dialog?
No CAPS?

Server: Protocol? Protocol configuration?

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by scndtnr In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

Yes, it is using MS client for MS networks. Protocols are set the same as a similar WIN98 machine which has no problem logging in. Not DHCP; IP address is assigned. LAN setup. Workgroup = domain. Dialogue box appears; user name, password, and domain all correct (and work on other machines). Server protocol and configuration are o.k.

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by winssuresh In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

1.There was no mention whether the user is able to login to your domain , in another workstation whether it is NT workstation or Windows 95
2. Has the user account is o.k, means is not locked or not.

If the user is not able to logon to domain from any work station, I would check wheter the BDC is in sync with PDC. If Not Sync the BDC with PDC, using server manager.
This is realted to Authentication Issues
Thanks

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by scndtnr In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

not related to authentication issues; able to login on other clients.

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Workstation won't logon to PDC

by dennisr In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

First if you have a DHCP server check if you have been given a IP address. No DHCP, Ping the network to see if connected to the network (I'm assuming an TCP/IP Network). Make sure that the network properties are set for the Domain name under the Microsoft Network properties.Make sure youe NIC is binded.

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Workstation won't logon to PDC

by scndtnr In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

Not DHCP; properties and NIC binding are o.k.

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Workstation won't logon to PDC

by Packratt In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

Look at your C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\LMHOSTS file and make sure there is an entry for your PDC if you have LMHOSTS enabled, the entry should read:
PDC IP addr PDC name switches Domain
255.255.255.255 PDC #PRE #DOM:PDC_DOMAIN

If the entry is there copy it to the same directory as LMHOSTS.SAM.

Then look at the HOSTS file and make sure there is an entry for the PDC in there as well which should be as follows:

IP addr PDC name
255.255.255.255 PDC
I hope that fixes the problem, we had the same problem here as well connecting to a domain accross the WAN.

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by Packratt In reply to Workstation won't logon t ...

sorry, lmhosts & lmhosts.sam should read:

pdc ip addr (tab) pdc name (tab) #PRE (tab) #dom:domain name

and hosts should read:
ip addr (tab) pdc name

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