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« on: October 29, 2004, 09:12:31 AM »

I have a small network consisting of one Windows 2000 Pro machine and two XP Home machines.

I needed to share some files on the 2000 machine and created each of the XP accounts on the 2000 machine and shared the files to the users.

It all worked fine for some time and now i have a problem where on occassion i have to go into the accounts on the 2000 machine and reset the passwords. As far as i know the passwords on the accounts on the 2000 machine should not expire.

I can browse the network from the XP home machines but when i try to access the shared folders on the 2000 machine i cannot access without entering user names and password, unless i reset the passwords on the 2000 machine and then everything is fine for a while til the problem happens again.

I wondered if anyone could give me any idea's as to what could be happening.

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004, 09:29:40 PM »

What service pack are you running on that Windows 2000 machine. I remember reading somewhere in one of my technician's journals that that was a known bug in Windows 2000 in rare cases. I came across it to when testing with one of my client's machines.

IIRC, a patch from Microsoft fixed the problem.

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Originally posted by gutbucket

I have a small network consisting of one Windows 2000 Pro machine and two XP Home machines.

I needed to share some files on the 2000 machine and created each of the XP accounts on the 2000 machine and shared the files to the users.

It all worked fine for some time and now i have a problem where on occassion i have to go into the accounts on the 2000 machine and reset the passwords. As far as i know the passwords on the accounts on the 2000 machine should not expire.

I can browse the network from the XP home machines but when i try to access the shared folders on the 2000 machine i cannot access without entering user names and password, unless i reset the passwords on the 2000 machine and then everything is fine for a while til the problem happens again.

I wondered if anyone could give me any idea's as to what could be happening.


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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 10:29:31 PM »

What you need to do, is to check if users can change their passwords and if their passwords expire at some point.

Make sure they don't expire and also take away the licence to change them.

BTW, did you have a firewall installed on the Win2k machine? If yes, which one? If memory serves me right, some firewalls have been responsible for messing up network settings.

You should be quite safe if you update the Win2k machine to Service Pack 4, available from Uncle Bill Wink
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