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    I am having a very weird problem. When I logon to my pc, the logon is for example "JSmith". At the top of the start menu, my name "John Smith" appears. Everything is fine and then suddenly, at the top of the start menu John Smith is no longer there but 'jsmith' appears. Complicating this is that after it happens I can not access my network drives. Does anyone have any clues?

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    Re: XP/server 2003

    Is your PC on a domain or is it "Stand Alone"?


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    • #3
      Re: XP/server 2003

      We are on a domain.

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      • #4
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        Is the drive being mapped correctly? Are you an admin, or a user?
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        • #5
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          Are there any GPO's in effect? Logon scripts?

          If there are mapped drives, do you have any of them set to connect with a different user/pass?
          Jake G

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          • #6
            Re: XP/server 2003

            We are logged in as administrators. The drives are mapped correctly and this does not affect every user. The shared drives are shared with everyone on the network. There are no group policies in effect that I know of that should have any effect.

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            • #7
              Re: XP/server 2003

              It's a long shot but try running Filemon when you log on. You might be able to capture the process that's making the change/update.

              How long after you log on does this happen? immediate? an hour?
              Jake G

              Former Microsoft MVP - IIS ('02-'06)

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              • #8
                Re: XP/server 2003

                It seems to vary day by day. I installed Process Monitor which replaced Filemon. It seems to be going crazy. in 3 minutes it has over 160,000 things.

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                  This is my ip configuration. Any ideas?

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                  • #10
                    Re: XP/server 2003

                    You're on an AD domain and you're using your ISP's DNS. Get your own DNS for your AD and then see if it still happens.


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                    • #11
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                      The DNS typically is your domain controllers IP.
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                      • #12
                        Re: XP/server 2003

                        So far so good. Thanks to all. That seems to have been the problem.

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