problem to log into mobile workstation when no doamin available

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by rina, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. rina

    rina Guest


    We have a domain based network and Windows XP Pro workstations and admins
    far away ...

    The normal workstation login is

    1. ctrl-alt-del -> user name -> password -> domain name
    2. ctrl-alt-del -> doamin name\user name -> password

    When no network connection is availbale, sometimes mobile stations may fail
    to login with error "domanin not availbale", locking user out of their
    mobile workstation.

    What settings are required to set up on the mobile computer to log into
    Windows XP when domain isn't available?

    There doesn't seem to be any other choice in login dialog but to login to
    domain, even when no network connection is available. Is it by Windows XP

    rina, Jun 10, 2008
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  2. Meinolf Weber, Jun 10, 2008
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  3. rina

    rina Guest

    Thanks for the link.
    Appears the Windows XP capability to "join" domain when domain isn't
    availbale is named Cached credentials.

    According this link info, it normal to log in domain, even when it's not
    availbale, that's due to Cached credentials.

    But is there any ideas, why it may log in fail sometimes? Is there any Xp
    client side settings, as it seems that sometimes Cached credentials are

    rina, Jun 10, 2008
  4. Hello rina,

    Don't heard about. But the user has to login once at the domain before.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Jun 11, 2008
  5. Howdie!

    Meinolf already replied - my thoughts about it inline.
    That's Cached Credentials. It saves ten logons by default so if it isn't
    explicitly deactivated, it should work. What's the exact error message
    you get? There could also be an issue with the resolving the domain's
    name although network connectivity is given.
    You can try
    OTHERDOMAIN\username for another domain or MACHINENAME\username for a
    local user.


    Florian Frommherz [MVP], Jun 11, 2008
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