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VPN connection/caching profile??

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rgardeck, Mar 23, 2005.

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  1. rgardeck

    rgardeck Thread Starter

    Mar 23, 2005
    Scenario: I am trying to hook my laptop up through a VPN so that I can work from out of my office. I start my computer and the login screen pops up. In the past, i was able to just use my domain password to get into windows, then connect via VPN so i could get my outlook email and browse my company's network. Now, just today, when i start my computer and try to log into windows, it says my password is invalid and i should contact my system admin. Is this a problem with the way win xp caches the profile? Maybe there is a time limit that xp will keep a profile cached?
    I have to dial-up using the VPN, so, the password isnt looking at the domain because my laptop isn't connected to anything until i pull up the vpn.

    Please help.

    PS= I am the network admin!!!!!!!
  2. StumpedTechy


    Jul 7, 2004
    Usually I only see this on newly built PC's or PC's that you have not logged onto for the first time.

    From time to time I have seen this occur even on windows NT machines but have never seen "why".

    Do you run your VPN as a service? If so have you thoughts about trying to log onto your PC as Adnmin to the PC VPNing in and then logging on as your Domain user ID and password.
  3. skinnywhiteboy


    Jan 26, 2001
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    Windows Domain password cache on the C:\ drive so the user can log in while NOT connected to the backbone of the network. However, if you have changed your password while connected to the backbone and did not log in with the new password while connected, the cached password would still be your old password on the client machine.

    Hope this makes sense.

    To answer your question though, passwords do not cache in the user's profile so whether or not you have caching enabled for the profile share, it shouldn't make a difference.
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