User A, to whom access into the network is always denied when logging through using a Win2000 professional. However, this user has no problem when using a Win98. This user shares the same user and group policies as the other users on the network.
User B account is always locked when her Win2000 Pro is rebooted. The moment the Win2000 is started up -- i.e., when the logon window is displayed (before the user ID or password is entered) -- the user B account will be locked, as reflected on the NT PDC. User B has tied the administrator of the local computer to be also the administrator for the domain.
For problem 2, what error messages are there in the event logs of the client? The server? What do you mean the administrator of the local computer is the administrator for the domain? The normal process would be for the Domain Admin group to be a member in local Administrators group. The local Administrator account on the Windows 2000 Professional system would not be available to be chosen as a member in the Domain Admin group of the domain.
This was first published in September 2002