Domain Group Policy is lost after logging on with cached credentials in Windows XP

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If you log on to a Windows XP-based computer that is not connected to the network, Group Policy settings that are defined in the domain are not applied. This occurs if your user account is in a different domain (such as a trusted domain) from the domain to which the computer belongs.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name     Platform   ------------------------------------------------------------------   23-Dec-2002  19:27  5.1.2600.1154  482,816  Winlogon.exe  x86   21-Dec-2002  00:03  5.1.2600.1154  646,656  Winlogon.exe  IA-64
Note You can apply this hotfix only on Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
More information
Windows cannot determine the domain type (Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later) for cached logon attempts. By using Windows NT 4.0 as the default (Windows NT 4.0 does not support domain-based Group Policy), only the local Group Policy is applied; domain-based Group Policy is effectively removed. The hotfix that is described in this article permits policy processing to be skipped if the user's domain type cannot be determined. This leaves the cached policy settings intact.


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