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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Users being logged off immediately after logging in in Technical; I have a problem where I have users who, when logging into their PC's are being logged off immediately, before ...
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    Users being logged off immediately after logging in

    I have a problem where I have users who, when logging into their PC's are being logged off immediately, before even reaching their desktop. This is only affecting users who have roaming profiles and not the local admin account etc and it is not every user of the PC which is affected at anyone time.

    The user with the problem on one PC can go to another PC which they may have used before and machines which they have never logged on to and the problem may or may not occur there.

    So far I have removed the local copy of their AD roaming profiles from the PC's affected at the time, however, in X time frame, ranging from hours to days to weeks, the problem re-occurs.

    Network AD profiles have also be recreated, I.E, brand new AD accounts and the problem still persists.

    This is occurring on Windows XP SP2 and 3 machines. All have up to date anti-virus and have all be scanned and are clean. Some are brand new OS installations both by hand and from a RAS image as well as older machines which haven't been rebuilt for a while.

    Has anyone else come across this? My suspicion is a dodgy WSUS update, however, for all the goggling I have done, there seems to be very little information out there about this and what there is, is asking the same question without resolution.


    Thanks,

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    Odd, Ive had this happen a few times today too - and not got anywhere with finding out the cause. Something fishy is going on....

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    i would look at the gpo's

    check whats applying

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    is there anything in the event log that might point you in the right direction??

    The only time I have seen this was down to malware on the machine.

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    @acrobson:

    How are you removing the local profiles from the PCs (Dumb question I know but there is a motive in asking)?

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    Hi

    Are you able to reproduce the issue?
    Have you tried safe mode with networking?

    The KB below is for Windows 2000 howeve I have seen this work on XP machines too.

    Windows Log on and Log off immediately.

    Sukh

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @acrobson:

    How are you removing the local profiles from the PCs (Dumb question I know but there is a motive in asking)?
    The local AD profiles have been removed both through 'System Properities' > 'Advanced System Settings' > 'User Profiles' as well as by deleting the users profile folder in C:\documents and settings\<folder>

    As for the event logs, there is nothing displayed within there that points to anything of use.

    Machines hhave been removed and re-added to AD to re-gain trust with the domain as well as a /force update being ran for the GPO.

    GPO's have been checked, however nothing has changed in recent months in line with this happening, as well as that, not all machines are affected at the same time, it is totally random, with some machines being affected 5-6 times in the same day and others 1-2 times every few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    Hi

    Are you able to reproduce the issue?
    Have you tried safe mode with networking?

    The KB below is for Windows 2000 howeve I have seen this work on XP machines too.

    Windows Log on and Log off immediately.

    Sukh
    This has been tried and failed to resolve the issue, it re-occured the next time a user logged on (

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    Hi

    I assume you cant reproduce the issue?
    Just thinking here, if it was a WSUS update, it would happen on every machine? The only common scenario is that it happens for users with roaming profiles. So if you have a domain user without a profile I assume all work?

    Sukh

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    Hi

    I assume you cant reproduce the issue?
    Just thinking here, if it was a WSUS update, it would happen on every machine? The only common scenario is that it happens for users with roaming profiles. So if you have a domain user without a profile I assume all work?

    Sukh
    Failed to replicate the issue to date, local users can logon fine, however, domain user with or without a profile/homedrive seem to be those affected.

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    How is the domain user accessing the WIndows XP PC? Interactive logon or across the network.

    I can only reproduce this issue for a domain user if accessing the a Windows XP machine over the network even if they are in the Remote Desktop users group.

    Sukh

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    How is the domain user accessing the WIndows XP PC? Interactive logon or across the network.

    I can only reproduce this issue for a domain user if accessing the a Windows XP machine over the network even if they are in the Remote Desktop users group.

    Sukh
    Yeah, it's across the network.

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    Is your domain user a member of the RDP Desktop users group on the taget machine? Is the domain user a member of the RDP Desktop Users group on a PC which is working?
    Still not convinced at this stage, think we have 2 different scenarios's

    Sukh

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    Is your domain user a member of the RDP Desktop users group on the taget machine? Is the domain user a member of the RDP Desktop Users group on a PC which is working?
    Still not convinced at this stage, think we have 2 different scenarios's

    Sukh
    Not too sure, I shall check on Monday when I'm back in the office. If nothing has changed, why would this suddenly occur?

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    Not sure at this stage. Also, even though I cann reproduce the issue, I haven't got a resolution for it.

    When your user login fails, do you get the applying settings etc...then logging off user....?

    Sukh

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