Logon failure: user account...

November 25, 2008 at 04:49:02
Specs: Windows 2003, 2GB RAM

Hi,

I wish to have a machine on my network that has a blank administrator password and is a member of a workgroup.

I want that once it tries to access a shared resource on a server that is connected to a domain that is it prompted for a username and password. However when I connect to the server, I get this message:

\\SERVERNAME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Logon failure: user account restriction. Possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy restriction has been enforced.

I want that the server prompts me for a username and password, I know this can be done but how?

Any help on how I can set this up is greatly appreciated

Declan D


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#1
November 25, 2008 at 08:15:23

Might want to review some books on networking and Microsoft Active Directory.

Your wkst can not be a member of a workgroup and domain at the same time. One or the other.

Since the wkst is in a workgroup the account and password you logon to the workstation has to exist on the server also. Usually if the domain name is mydomain.net the workgroup would be mydomain.

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#2
November 25, 2008 at 23:44:28

Eh? I think you are posting on the wrong thread.

Anyway for those of you interested in my problem, I can shed more light on my problem:

1 - 'Restrictanonymous' is set to 0

2 - The Firewall is turned off on the workstation

3 - Guest account is disabled

4 - Under 'User right assignments' I went to item 13: "Deny access to this computer from the network" and I saw that there are no accounts in here

5 - Next I went to item 1: "Access this computer from the network" and the 'Everyone' and 'Users' groups are in there.


6 - I CANNOT access by using the following:

\\ServerName
\\Server\ShareName
\\ComputerName\ShareName
\\<IP addrss> such as \\192.168.123.123\ShareName


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#3
November 26, 2008 at 15:36:03

No confusion at this end.

It would appear to me that you are unclear as to the difference between joining a workgroup and joining a domain.

It would further appear you are trying to get a workstation in a workgroup to access resources on a domain server.

I told you above how to do that.

So what do you think these messages mean?

"\\SERVERNAME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource."
and
"Logon failure: user account restriction"

You are focusing on the workstation not the server. If you want access to the server you need an account and password ON THAT SERVER. It appears from the above messages you have neither.

Without an account on the server [and its associated rights and share access assignments] you are denied access to the servers resources which is why you can't connect.

Example of Oxymoron:

Person who is pro life and anti sex education.
Education is key to prevention. Prevent conception you prevent abortion.

Abstinence training clearly isn't working.


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