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Laptop on domain does not allow network user login when off network

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  • We have just moved to the Windows 7 OS on our work network. We are having issues with some, but not all, of the laptops, where a network user logs into the laptop and creates the initial profile on the computer. As long as the Laptop is connected wired or wirelessly to the network they are able to successfully log into the laptop. If they take the laptop home and try to login they are not able to do so. Is there a network setting that needs to be changed on the laptops that are not allowing logon when off the network?

    We never had this issue with XP, unless the user was not connected to the network for an extended period of time.

     

    Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:18 AM

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  • Hi,

    After removing from the domain, only the member of local administrators can logon the computer. The resolutions:

    1. logon the local administrator to local computer and add the users.

    2. If you don't have the administrator password, you may need your network administrator to help you.

    Regards,


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    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:45 AM
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  • 1) Check the settings for your laptops as to if they're using roaming or local profiles.

    2) There are group policies for your domain that determine if clients are able to logon to their systems using cached domain credentials even if the DC isn't reachable.

    3) Might also want to verify the registry setting on client machines:

    hklm\software\microsoft\windowsnt\current version\winlogon  (10 allows cached credentials, 0 disallows)

     http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-logon-windows-no-domain/

     

     

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:21 PM

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  • Want to add that when they attempt to log on off campus they get the spinning icon on the Welcome screen and it never logs them in. I have let a laptop sit for up to 20 minutes and it never comes out of this screen with an error message. I have to hold the power button down to shut down.

    Normally if you have created that profile on the computer and the computer can't hit the domain server it will just log you in using the locally created profile.

    Saturday, July 24, 2010 2:41 AM
  • 1) Check the settings for your laptops as to if they're using roaming or local profiles.

    2) There are group policies for your domain that determine if clients are able to logon to their systems using cached domain credentials even if the DC isn't reachable.

    3) Might also want to verify the registry setting on client machines:

    hklm\software\microsoft\windowsnt\current version\winlogon  (10 allows cached credentials, 0 disallows)

     http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-logon-windows-no-domain/

     

     

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:21 PM
  • Hi,

    After removing from the domain, only the member of local administrators can logon the computer. The resolutions:

    1. logon the local administrator to local computer and add the users.

    2. If you don't have the administrator password, you may need your network administrator to help you.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:45 AM
    Moderator