system cannot log you on now because the domain PCname123 is not available

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by bear, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. bear

    bear Guest

    I am trying to login a windows 2000 pro workstaion locally. In fact, it
    keeps coming up an error msg:

    "The system cannot log you on now because the domain PCname123 is not

    Well~ it was ok to logon to the domain (2003 AD). Somehow just drop off the
    connection. And all I want to do it's logon to local box NOT the
    domain/network. What is this telling me?

    Could someone help?
    bear, Aug 12, 2004
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  2. bear

    Paul Butler Guest

    Are you logging on as the local Administrator - are you sure you're not
    using a domain account to try to login locally.

    Log onto the Domain and check the local Users & Groups - check the local
    policy settings to make sure that "Users can log on locally"

    let me know how you get on.
    Paul Butler, Aug 12, 2004
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  3. bear

    bear Guest

    Thanks Paul.

    This PC used to working when I logged on as local administrator -
    administrator (this computer).
    When I turned on the machine, it showed "Windows is starting up......" and
    this would take around 5 mins.
    Next, it appears "Preparing network connections....", this takes longer time
    about 10 mins.
    Finally, it comes up "Applying computer settings...."
    Our domain account is also named "administrator" (domain).
    I tried both local admin and domain admin logins. It's still not working at
    Any other ways to check the local Users & Groups on this computer?
    bear, Aug 13, 2004
  4. bear

    bear Guest

    I did try logon to domain and come up a differ error

    "Unable to log you on because the netlogon services is not running on this
    machine" ....

    Somebody must've stopped netlogon services locally?
    bear, Aug 13, 2004
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