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 minutes. 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 30/3/2010This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone.