RE: Login into Domain without network connectivity
- From: briandel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Brian Delaney [MSFT])
- Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 16:49:36 GMT
By Default, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003 all keep a cache of
the last 10 users to logon to the machines. This cache is used to validate
their password in the event you are not able to contact a domain
controller. When creating a new user on the domain, this user has not
logged onto the workstation and therefore the username/password is not
The size of this cache can be adjusted with the policy:
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\Security
Options\Interactive logon: Number of previous logons to cache (in case
domain controller is not available)
Be cautious in setting this cache to 0 as in the event all DCs are down, no
users will be able to logon.
Hope this helps,
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Thread-Topic: Login into Domain without network connectivitydomain
From: =?Utf-8?B?SG9uZyBKaW4=?= <HongJin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Login into Domain without network connectivity
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 00:41:01 -0700
I realised that by using existing domain user accounts, even though i am
disconnected from the network, i could still logon to the domain.
However, when i create a new user account and try to logon to the domain
while i am offline, login was unsuccessful. Message box pop up written
XXX could not be found.
Can i put control where each users must have a valid connection to the
domain before they are allowed to log on? Thank you.
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