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In Win98/Win2k Pro/NT domain environment, users having problems connecting to the network

My customer has both Win98 and Win2000 professional running in an NT domain. The users in this domain are experiencing different problems when connecting to network.

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 1, do you mean system polices? Windows NT domains cannot use group policies. Or do you mean the local policy on the Windows 2000 Professional system? Windows 98 computers do not join a domain; so is the problem with the Windows 2000 Professional system? (Is it joined in the domain?) Are you using roaming profiles? Profiles are different in Windows 2000 and Windows 98, so if users will roam from 98 to Win2k, that may be causing your issues. Do you mean network access to a share is denied or do you mean logon is denied?

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.

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