logon a domain remotely fails


G

Guest

Hello,

I have a w2k-pc with SP4 which has physically been
connected in my domain's network, a Win NT 4.0 (SP6a)
network.
I can remotely (from an office outside my company, via
broadband)logon the domain with my user id. But when
another user who never has physically been logged on the
domain with this pc/his user id, the logon fails,
receiving the error message: "The system couldn't log you
on now cause the domain XXXXXX is not available".
Does anybody know how to logon a domain for the first time
when you not are physically connected to the network?

Thanks in advance
 
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D

Dave

Are you using VPN?

You need a way of seeing the domain. My guess is you're not logging on to
your domain, but to your own computer with cached credentials.
 
G

Guest

Yes, VPN is used.
I have no problem to logon the domain (Win Nt 4.0)
remotely with my user id from this w2k-pc as I have once
been sitting physically in the domain with just this w2k-
pc. But my colleague has never logged on the domain from
this w2k-pc, so when he tries to logon remotely, it fails.
It seems that before you can logon on a domain remotely
you must first have been sitting in the domain physically
and do a logon from just that pc. Then you are able to
logon remotely.
 
G

Guest

-----Original Message-----
Yes, VPN is used.
I have no problem to logon the domain (Win Nt 4.0)
remotely with my user id from this w2k-pc as I have once
been sitting physically in the domain with just this w2k-
pc. But my colleague has never logged on the domain from
this w2k-pc, so when he tries to logon remotely, it fails.
It seems that before you can logon on a domain remotely
you must first have been sitting in the domain physically
and do a logon from just that pc. Then you are able to
logon remotely.
Does anyone have a solution on this?
 
D

Dave

Are you sure you're logging into the domain?

I've never used win2kpro, but it doesn't seem right that one account can see
the domain and the other one can't.

Are you running DNS server on the domain server? I know that winXP uses DNS
to find the server. If you're running DNS server then try setting the first
DNS entry on your lan card to the address of the server.

I hope this helps.
 
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G

Guest

Yes, I'm sure that my colleague tries to logon the domain
and it's true that my account can see the domain but his
can't.
The first DNS entry on the lan card is set to the address
of the server, however w2k dosen't use DNS to find the
PDC/BDC.
If you try with other w2k pcs and with other accounts that
not have been logged on the domain physically before, you
get the same error message.
 
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