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Domain Not Visible at Logon

Domain Not Visible at Logon

Domain Not Visible at Logon

I believe this is an sms issue, but I will post to NT as well.
Every once in a while, when pressing Ctrl/Alt/Del to log in, the machine will think about it for a couple of minutes, then come up with a login window.  The login screen does NOT include our company domain, just name/password.
I have been told the fix to this is to un-install the sms client (20clicln.bat) and remove the 2 users that sms installs.  This has seemed to work off and on, but i am wondering if there is any other explanation for it.  I cannot find anything about it at Microsoft, and have started a thread there as well to no avail yet.

Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated as this is becoming more and more annoying.
Most clients are NT4 SP5.


"Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing."

RE: Domain Not Visible at Logon

Do you have Client Access installed on the workstation. If so there is a problem with Ctrl_alt-Del taking a very long time to come up and when it does there is no Domain Line showing. If this is your problem, I have found that I can delete the following key from the Registry: HKLM - CurrentControlSet - Services - Cwbnetnt - NetworkProvider "ProviderPath"="C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Shared\Cwbnetnt.dll”

The downside to this is that you can't browse AS400 in network neighborhood. There could be other issues, but I haven't found any others yet. I am still testing this.

RE: Domain Not Visible at Logon

Cannot thank you enough.  This has been a plague in our company for many months, and it would have been a while before we connected this with Client Access.

So far, this has worked like a charm, I will try to pass on any issues we have with this as well.



"Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing."

RE: Domain Not Visible at Logon

I would more likely pursue this as an NT issue.  The list of domains available to log onto is derived from the WINS server, or an LMHosts file with a specified Domain controller.  After a successful logon, ping the WINS Server or Domain controller and see if it is a timeout issue.  The [01h] after the computer name in the WINS database designates domain controllers.

RE: Domain Not Visible at Logon

I am glad this is helping. Please let me know if you find any issues with this.

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