Could anyone explain what an 'extended error' is?
This last week have had three Clients call in with this problem;
They either cannot 'logon' (authenticate to the Server), or they
authenticate (password accepted) but then the login script will not run
and they cannot get access to any resources on the Server. - Yes I know
it sounds like not authenticated, but why would it accept the password
and not come up with the normal 'password/logon incorrect, or 'no domain
Two sites are SBS (4.5 + SP6a + Code Red patch etc.), the other is pure
NT4 (ditto SP's etc.).
Seems strange that we have three different sites with the same problem
in such a short length of time, unless it is a related problem.
In all cases, the only 'cure' has been a Server re-boot.
All comments or thoughts gratefully received.
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A colleague has commented that he thinks it more likely that Code Red
resulted from something done, either deliberately or by accident, within
Microsoft. He feels the loophole is such it appears on machines that
have *never* connected to the Internet and so become vulnerable via that
I personally do not know enough about the problem, how it propagates,
and the loophole used to make an informed decision.
Could it have been a Linux convert in Redmond? Or was it a case of
reading the RFC's etc. and writing code that did 'exactly what they
asked it to do' rather than 'what they thought they had asked it to do'.
Same colleague thinks the above problem is related to aftermath of
fixing Code Red, or another 'feature' for which a 'fix' will be
available 'real soon now'.
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