# Thursday, May 08, 2008
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"Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found."

Together with Event IDs 3210 and 40960

Prevent by:

HLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetLogon\Parameters "DisablePasswordChange"=dword:00000001

See KBs 475468 and 888794

Or, Group/Local Policy

Local Computer Policy | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options

- Domain Member: Disable machine account password changes (DisablePasswordChange)
- Domain Member: Maximum machine account password age (MaximumPasswordAge)
- Domain Controller: Refuse machine account password changes (RefusePasswordChange)

See: http://www.petri.co.il/forums/archive/index.php/t-10129.html

and: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/9f921edc-87f5-460e-89ee-9ca56ec1d0961033.mspx?mfr=true

and: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/3558c421-ba3d-4b8f-a107-b9058cc0f2861033.mspx?mfr=true



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