SBS 2003 Premium, user changes password and loses network share access

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Aart Jansen, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Aart Jansen

    Aart Jansen Guest

    Strange issue, got around it by creating a new local profile on the
    workstation for the user.

    Basically the policy on the server requires a new password every x days. so
    the user changed their password. immediately they lost mapped drives, got
    prompted for internet acess and outlook. A reboot, a gpupdate, made no
    difference.

    The same user could login on other PC's with no issue. and other users could
    login fine aswell. The odd part was when prompted for credentials instead of
    "domainname\user" the field had "server\user" of course changing this didn't
    help and even using other credentials resulted in a error (Multiple
    connections to the same resource with different credentials isn't allowed)

    This is the second time the problem has occurred on this workstation. The
    users password is now set to not expire, so it wont reoccur, but I'm at a
    loss to understand why it happened.

    Anyone know why ?

    Cheers
    Aart
     
    Aart Jansen, Nov 5, 2007
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  2. The workstation in question has a saved local password for this user. Open
    users in control panel, find the user with the same name and kill the
    password, or sync it with the new password.
     
    Larry Struckmeyer, Nov 5, 2007
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  3. A thought...

    Log onto the XP workstation with an admin account:

    Control Panel | User Accounts | Advanced | Manage Passwords

    Remove all the entries for the problematic user. Log off. Reboot. Log on
    as the user (or have him log on) and test the his access to shares, mapped
    drives, etc.
     
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Nov 5, 2007
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  4. Aart Jansen

    Aart Jansen Guest

    There isn't a local account of the same name. And the problem is fixed by
    recreating a local profile?
     
    Aart Jansen, Nov 6, 2007
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