Tuesday, 29 March 2011

SBS 2003 – SBS Network Configuration Wizard Error–Logon Name and Password Wrong?

We had set up three identical Toshiba Tecra S11 laptops with Windows 7 Enterprise x64 and all of the necessary drivers prior to delivering them to our client’s site.

When we first fire up the laptops we jump into the BIOS to enable vPro, set date and time, enable Intel Virtualization, and other BIOS related features.

When it came time to join the SBS 2003 domain where these laptops ended up one of them threw the following error:


Small Business Server Network Configuration Wizard

The system could not log you on. Make sure your logon name and password are correct.

We tried all known good username and passwords with no results.

With some help from fellow MVPs it turned out that somehow the laptop’s time and date were not in sync anymore. Time was not the first place we checked since all three laptops were set up at the same time with the same settings.

So, how the date and time on that one laptop fell out of sync is a mystery.

But, once the date and time was set correctly we were able to join the SBS 2003 domain!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

Windows Live Writer

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