"Cannot Generate SSPI Context" Error Message Is Displayed When You Connect to SQL Server 2000

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When you connect to a computer running Microsoft Windows 2000 that is also running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Windows Integrated authentication (formerly called NTLM or Windows NT Challenge/Response), and then disconnect from the network, when you attempt to log on locally, you may receive the following error message:
Cannot Generate SSPI Context.
To resolve this problem, you must obtain and install Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 2000.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 267588 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 20:55:47 - Revision: 3.4

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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