I have never disabled the browser service ... maybe I should .. we have
active directory and a WINS server .. I thought the Browser service allowed
discovery of the network neighborhood (net view) .. not clear on this now...

So, besides the domain controller(s), we don't need the browser service ? 

Then there is that Windows 7 machine that I will be joining to the network
today ... I will turn off the browser service if I can figure out how
(services.msc ?)

Bill Clark
Austine School 

-----Original Message-----
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Isham, David
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:23 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Puzzling problem - password mysteriously invalid

3 wild guesses:
default setting is for 5 incorrect logons to disable the account for 5
A stuck enter key on a workstation can do this unattended.
Is the user set so it can't change its own password?
David Isham
Network Administrator
Grand Isle Supervisory Union
5038 US Rte 2
North Hero, VT 05474
802-372-6921 vox
802-372-4898 fax


From: School Information Technology Discussion on behalf of Sigurd Andersen
Sent: Mon 3/29/2010 10:43 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Puzzling problem - password mysteriously invalid

We're having a problem at Walden School I can't yet figure out.

We have a Windows 2003 server that we've been using for many years.
Students all log on with the same ID/password to join the domain
and get access to the file server.
Today we started having problems of the server saying the
ID/password was invalid. PCs that had logged on earlier were
connected to the server without a problem, any PC trying to
connect once the problem started were not able to log on.
Happens on PCs running Windows XP or Windows 7,
connected to the network via cable or wirelessly.

After trying a couple of things, I re-set the password for that ID,
and students were able to log on again. Later in the day, the same
thing happened again, and resetting the password fixed things again.

Other logons (eg, my administrative account) work just fine.
I'm stumped for now.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Sigurd Andersen

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