Cannot log onto user profile when away from network domain

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by pbrill1, Mar 17, 2007.

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    pbrill1 Guest

    A "new Vista user" question:

    I manage some computers for sales reps that connect to our business network
    50% of the time, but then take their work on the road with them. With
    Windows XPSP2, the user could access his "\username" profile,
    whether he was attached to the network or not.

    I'm now testing a setup for a sales rep on a new Vista machine that I set up
    at work - where I set up a user profile for the sales rep when connected to
    the company network (i.e.., Log onto

    Now, when I'm connecting this user in a home environment, and attempting to
    access the same\username profile, I get a CREDENTIAL MANAGER
    LOGON WIZARD error message that reads "There are currently no logon servers
    available to service the logon request" (which is logical, he wouldn't be on
    the network).

    XP SP2 still let you log in to access this user profile anyway -- you just
    didn't have access to network resources that you weren't connected to. I'm
    hoping to find a way to provide the same user experience in Vista.

    I haven't (and don't know how) to change credential manager options to allow
    this - but hope that there is a way to do so. Forcing our remote sales reps
    to log onto one profile for work, and another when away, would not be an
    elegant option - I'd strongly prefer for the user to keep the same profile
    both on and off the company's network.

    Is there a way to do this?
    pbrill1, Mar 17, 2007
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    jockeyjoc Guest

    By chance have you had anyone give you heads up on this. I am seein
    this w/Win7. And have had a heck of a time to find out how to solve.
    jockeyjoc, Feb 26, 2010
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