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I have a Windows 2003 server that gives the following error every time I try to connect over remote desktop:

The system cannot log you on due to the following error: 
The specified domain either does not exist of could not be contacted.

Please try again or consult your system administrator.

What is the most likely cause of this?

Connecting to domain accounts on this server over the console* works normally.

*In this case the VMWare console

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Sounds like you're trying to authenticate with the wrong domain information. Try putting in YOURDOMAIN\username in the username field.

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Aside from the fact that the domain drop down box prevents typos pretty well, this doesn't try to explain why login works from the console but not the remote desktop. –  Dan Monego Apr 6 '10 at 14:15

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