Domain Access Disappeared

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October 15, 2009 at 11:01:52
Specs: Macintosh
My log in screen for my work computer has a domain
name that I have been logging into for the last two
years. when I tried to log in on Monday, I got an error
message that the domain was not available. My
corporate IT people are at a loss. I usually log into
my machine then open a VPN to the home office.
The only way I can get onto my machine now is to log
in to the local computer domain, of which I am an
How can I restore access to the corporate domain so I
can get onto my machine?

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October 15, 2009 at 11:25:38
I have the same problem once in a great while with my Telecommuters. Windows caches credentials on the off site computers but for security reasons the credentials only stay on a computer for I think it is 90 days and then it deletes them. The problem is it is like "putting the cart before the horse", because when using VPN you are not logged into the domain until you connect but you have to log in before you can connect. Hens the need for cached credentials.

My virtual office employees are assigned laptops which they bring in once a month so that I can do updates to them. This allows me to refresh the cached credentials. I am not sure how your organization is setup but you may have to physically connect to the domain and rejoin the computer to fix this problem. If you are not using a Point To Point VPN router and you are using a VPN client then you may have to bring the computer into the office.

I said all that just to ask for some information on your setup.

Correction it is not 90 days but 50 logons...

Good thing I am not taking my MCSE right now or I would fail.

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October 15, 2009 at 13:08:49
Thanks, Looks like you hit the nail on the head! The
knowledge base article was very helpfull

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