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XP machines/users disconnected from NT server

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dcfarrar, Jan 30, 2003.

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  1. dcfarrar

    dcfarrar Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2003

    It appears that NT 4.0 is kicking off various machines running Windows XP from the network, and won't allow users to access files on the server or other computers on the local network. I have fiddled with their accounts a couple of times (checking user logon names, permissions, etc) and without actually changing things have found the network to reappear on these machines. Without doing that every single time (which is every couple of days now), is there a way to make XP and NT interact a little better?

  2. Calculon


    Jan 30, 2003
    We had the same problem with XP workstations connecting to win2k servers. I found an article on techrepublic.com which helped quite a bit. Here is their blurb & link:

    After installing Windows XP Service Pack 1, you may experience problems
    when communicating with Windows 2000 servers. Find out how to resolve
    these issues by editing the Windows registry and policy settings, and
    then join this article's discussion.
    also at:

    The article didn't address everything we saw. We also had to upgrade the drivers for our 3com firewall NIC's as well as turn off caching on fileshares in Active Directory. Turning off caching was the big one. Then workstations which had connected using caching had a little caching icon appear in the taskbar, which said "working offline" and the name of the server they couldn't connect to. We had to right-click that, get settings & disable to option to work offline via caching. Then everything was fine.

    Hope that helps.
    I know you have NT4 & not windows 2k, but they're similar enough that I figured a recitation of what we had to do might still apply.
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