Computer Accounts loosing trust with domain controller

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Hello everyone -

Currently we use windows 2000 server in a mixed xp win2k client setup. At
random some of the computer accounts will loose trust with active directory
and automatically disable themselves. Then they won't log in ovviously.
We've noticed that if we re-enable the computer account, and delete all
local profile info, the problem seems to go away for a bit. I'm really lost
as to what this could be. I was wondering if it could be when the computer
account "shakes" with the PDC every 7 days if that got fubared or something.
If anyone has ever seen any other behavior like this, or if anyone has an
shots in the dark as to what it might be please forward some info.

It is much appreciated!

//Mark
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

    Mark,

    This is actually 30 days in WIN2000. Seven days was the way things were
    handled in WINNT 4.0.

    Have you tried to reset the computer account? You can do this in the ADUC
    MMC or you can use netdom - which is a utility that is available as a part
    of the Support Tools ( located on the WIN2000 Service Pack CD or on the MS
    Web Site ).

    --
    Cary W. Shultz
    Roanoke, VA 24014
    Microsoft Active Directory MVP

    http://www.activedirectory-win2000.com
    http://www.grouppolicy-win2000.com


    "Mark Roman" <divzr0@no-spam.gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uxzO8y3DFHA.624@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hello everyone -
    >
    > Currently we use windows 2000 server in a mixed xp win2k client setup. At
    > random some of the computer accounts will loose trust with active
    > directory
    > and automatically disable themselves. Then they won't log in ovviously.
    > We've noticed that if we re-enable the computer account, and delete all
    > local profile info, the problem seems to go away for a bit. I'm really
    > lost
    > as to what this could be. I was wondering if it could be when the
    > computer
    > account "shakes" with the PDC every 7 days if that got fubared or
    > something.
    > If anyone has ever seen any other behavior like this, or if anyone has an
    > shots in the dark as to what it might be please forward some info.
    >
    > It is much appreciated!
    >
    > //Mark
    >
    >
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