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When you try to log on to a Microsoft Windows 2000-based or a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based domain, you may receive the following error message:
Also, event ID 681 (account logon failure) and event ID 529 (unknown user name or bad password) may be logged in the Security log on the server.
The domain password you supplied is not correct, or access to your logon server has been denied.
You must restart your computer before a successful logon can occur.
This problem occurs because the Windows 2000-based server rejects your logon password when the client computer does not correctly de-allocate an internal structure that is used to track the logon session. The client attempts to reuse the expired encryption key that is passed to it by the server during the original logon.
This problem does not occur in conjunction with Microsoft Windows NT-based clients because the client does not attempt to use Distributed File System (DFS) because the session that is reused is against a DFS referral from the Windows 95-based or Windows 98-based client.
To work around this problem, perform the following steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/138365/EN-US/ )How the Autodisconnect Works in Windows NT
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 272594 - Last Review: November 4, 2007 - Revision: 2.6