You can reset the secure channel by using the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the domain controller. This prevents the ability to reset a secure channel to Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 domain controllers.
When you reset the secure channel, Windows 2000 only checks the FQDN of the domain controller and not the NetBIOS name.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0. Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.
This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes