Win XP Pro on an NT 4.0 domain

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We have this customer that has this machine that has issues. The domain only has 1 NT 4.0 server. The machine will add to the domain fine but after that cannot access any of the shared resources off the server. Error message given is the whole network path not found. Several years ago he had the same issue with the machine when he first bought it. Tech went out and played around with it for quite a while before getting it working but doesn't remember what he did.

The owner had to do a repair install and now the machine isnt working again. I've googled utill my eyes have bled and cannot even find an instance of the same problem. Most people have issues just adding Win XP machines to NT domains which is correctably by adding NETBEUI.

The machine in question and the server can ping each other by IP. The only thing thing that troubles me is that the Windows firewall says it is being controlled by group policy, though it is off. I'm wondering if there is something else in group policy causing my troubles. I've disabled the encrypted communication on a domain but that didn't fix it.

Any suggestions would be more than welcome.
 
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What errors are you seeing in the event viewer of the XP machine. To see what GPOs are applied go to a command prompt and type in GPResult this should give you a list of group policies and if they are domain or workstation set. if they are workstation set go into the group policy editor - gpedit.msc - and see what the settings are for these policies.
 
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