Ranger mystery...or is it?
This 1 is a cracker!!
I have recently been made aware of an issue that started before christmas but has been getting progressivly worse and affecting more and more users. i've done some digging using the error message content and i've been sent everywhere and arrived nowhere!
When users (not the same users) from any group try to log on to random machines they get the following message:
Logon Denied. Group (say)"group1" is only allowed to logon to 1 workstation at a time and user is already logged at (say)"computer1". Nothing unuseral about that; it happens with forgetful kids, but the mystery is that "computer1" is the machine they are trying to log on to!!!
How can you already be logged in to a machine you've only just sat down at!!
I've asked around to try and find out when this started and no one seems to know (teachers being teachers i've only had two replies from about 10 heavy ICT room users), so i can't elliminate the fact that it might be the last ranger upgrade or even a windows server upgrade.
This is completely random; a student could have it one day on a particular machine, try the same one after lunch and not have it, maybe not have the problem for days but get it again in a totally different room!
I've looked at the clients event veiwers and the only error that flashes up as out of the ordinary before Rangers logged time for this problem is 1 for the w32time (event no. 35) but even that just says "synchronizing time with Server01" nothing about it failing though.
I'm kinda hoping that it's just ranger being it's usual pants self so i can push for a skip trip but i think it might be this w32time, am i on the right track?
oh and the ranger support site is well...i couldn't possibly say on a public forum.