You Cannot Join a Windows XP Computer to a Windows Server 2003 Domain During an Unattended Setup

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When you try to join a Windows XP computer to a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain during an unattended setup, the computer may not successfully join the domain.
This problem may occur when you apply the following policy setting:
LAN Manager Authentication Level: Send NTLMv2 response only\refuse LM & NTLM

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.

Note You must integrate this hotfix into your Windows installation source files to have it applied during installation. For additional information about how to integrate Windows product updates (for example, security patches, critical updates, or hotfixes) that use Update.exe into your Windows installation source files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
828930 How to integrate software updates into your Windows installation source files
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.

Windows XP

   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name   --------------------------------------------------------   22-Sep-2003  20:28  5.1.2600.1275  280,576  Kerberos.dll	

Windows XP 64-Bit Edition

   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name      Platform   -------------------------------------------------------------------   22-Sep-2003  13:30  5.1.2600.1275  923,136  Kerberos.dll   IA-64   22-Sep-2003  11:28  5.1.2600.1275  280,576  Wkerberos.dll  x86
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.

Article ID: 827179 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:19:51 - Revision: 5.2

Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002 SP1, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition

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