- Windows server 2003 x64:
- On a VMWare ESX 3
- member of a domain
- has as primary DNS server the PDC, can see it (ping et al)
- can access a shared folder (even to a shared folder on the PDC) using credentials from the domain when logged on as a local admin
- logging on the machine with the same domain credentials gets me an invalid user/password error.
I'm at a loss about where to start debugging this.
I checked to PDC logs and I get
The session setup from computer 'VM' failed because the security database does not contain a trust account 'VM$' referenced by the specified computer.
USER ACTION If this is the first occurrence of this event for the specified computer and account, this may be a transient issue that doesn't require any action at this time. Otherwise, the following steps may be taken to resolve this problem:
If 'VM$' is a legitimate machine account for the computer 'VM', then 'VM' should be rejoined to the domain.
If 'VM$' is a legitimate interdomain trust account, then the trust should be recreated.
So the actions to take now are clear. What's not clear to me is the cause for that and how to prevent further occurrences of it.
UPDATE 2: Yes, it is a clone, but I already had proceeded to part from and rejoin the domain.