Re: Unable to log on to a remote domain the first time.
From: Michael Bednarek (ROT13-zo_at_zorqanerx.pbz)
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 20:45:31 +1000
On 22 Jun 2005 18:22:18 -0700, "Gundabah" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>I am looking for confirmation that this is actually not possible. I get
>the feeling this is so until domain credentials are cached locally the
>first time, which is going to be difficult given I am in Australia and
>the domain is in the US.
>I am receiving the message:
>'The system cannot log you on now because the domain <DomainName> is
>when attempting to log on to a remote domain the first time after the
>machine has been added to the domain.
What kind of domain? NT4, NT5.0, NT5.2? AD?
>I am in Australia. The domain is in the US. The machine has just been
>built with XP SP2 from scratch. Earlier today, I:
>- Logged on as a local administrator
>- Established a VPN connection to the domain using Cisco VPN software.
>The company only uses Cisco for VPN
>- Started a WebEx remote session for the domain administrator to add my
>machine to the domain
Eh? Isn't normally the machine admitted to the domain from the PC?
>- Rebooted and attempted to log on as a domain user. This is when the
Whithout the VPN client running?
>Will I need to physically locate my machine inside the US firewall to
>get locally cached credentials to allow me to log on as a domain user?
Apart from the usual DNS issues, there may be timing issues when logging
on to servers over "slow" connections, particularly when using roaming
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