FPNW Pass-Through Authentication from Trusted Domain Fails If PDC Down

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A hotfix was built that changes the functionality of how File and PrintServices for NetWare (FPNW) clients running login scripts that contain IFMEMBER_OF statements work when run from FPNW servers participating in amaster domain model and using pass-through authentication to validate groupmembership. This validation may fail if the primary domain controller (PDC)in the trusted domain is down.

Please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base tounderstand the functionality change of the hotfix referenced in thisarticle that does not work properly when the PDC of the Trusted Domain isdown:

ARTICLE-ID: 150733
TITLE : FPNW Groups Not Recognized from Trusted Domain
The FPNW server queries the trusted domain's domain controller when doingpass-through authentication. The API that the FPNW server was calling onlyqueried the primary domain controller. The FPNW server now makes an APIcall that queries any domain controller.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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Article ID: 191362 - Last Review: 02/21/2014 00:30:05 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows Services for Netware 4.0

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