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SBS 2011 - _sbs_netsetup_ Auto Logs In, Not Chosen User

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  • I've gotten ten computers to join our new SBS 2011 Standard domain without issues, but the !last! XP SP3 box is giving me fits.

    After running http://connect and connecting either as the selected user or as a network admin, the machine will go through a reboot and login as _sbsnetsetup_. It will log in whether or not I tell it to login.

    The server says the computer has joined, and the computer says it is in the domain, but the computer is greyed out in the server console. I have tried looking in the registry (Run, RunOnce) to see where it is auto-logging in so I can prevent it, but cannot.

    I have tried killing the network connection, taking the computer out of the domain and rebooting. It still auto logs in as _sbs_netsetup_. I cannot delete the profile for that user because it is active.

    I have tried the computer off of DHCP and given it a static IP, removing it from DNS and doing ipconfig /registerdns,

    The system event log on the client is clear of errors, same on the server.

    Short of rebuilding the machine, how can I prevent it from logging in as _sbs_netsetup_ so that I can get it in the domain?

    Monday, July 18, 2011 6:38 PM

Answers

  • The problem in this case was QuickBooks. Several services were starting up, including an update service and a service that created a user profile. When I stopped all those, killed the loop and ran http://connect again it worked. Lesson: look for other programs and startup services that get in the way. Thanks to all.
    • Marked as answer by TJG0524 Monday, July 18, 2011 10:40 PM
    Monday, July 18, 2011 10:39 PM

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  • Make sure that before you run the http://connect program, that the pc has the name you want it to have in the SBS domain.  DO NOT rename it during the 'connect' process.

    I hope this helps, really, I can hear your frustration!


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    Monday, July 18, 2011 6:42 PM
  • Good point, Bigteddy, but that's not it.  It was STEPHANIE in the SBS workgroup and I am giving it the same name in the domain.

    Still struggling..... Thanks.

    Monday, July 18, 2011 7:17 PM
  • See if you can find the ConnectComputer.log on the XP workstation:
     
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Logs
     
    If you can find and open it, scroll down to the end to see if you can find any error messages.

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    Merv  Porter   [SBS-MVP]
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    Monday, July 18, 2011 7:24 PM
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  • Merv, that directory is not there. I triple-checked and also scanned the drive for Connect*.log.

    Nothing recognizable in the temp directories either. I ran CCleaner before the last attempt.

    Monday, July 18, 2011 7:59 PM
  • Please see this article about disabling auto-logon:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231


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    Monday, July 18, 2011 8:15 PM
  • Great - that got me out of the loop. Thank you.

    Trying to join again got me back in the loop. I'm checking for services that might be running. I found Quickbooks creates a profile when it starts, so that's a clue. Still looking.

    Monday, July 18, 2011 10:04 PM
  • The problem in this case was QuickBooks. Several services were starting up, including an update service and a service that created a user profile. When I stopped all those, killed the loop and ran http://connect again it worked. Lesson: look for other programs and startup services that get in the way. Thanks to all.
    • Marked as answer by TJG0524 Monday, July 18, 2011 10:40 PM
    Monday, July 18, 2011 10:39 PM