When you logon to a domain from Windows NT 4.0, you may receive:
The system could not log you on to this domain because the system's computer account in its primary domain is missing or the password on that account is incorrect.
Using Server Manager, or NETDOM, to reset the account has no effect on the problem.
Use Regedt32 to navigate to:
Verify the following:
Value Name: 68 Data Type: REG_SZ Data Value: netlogon.dllIf you make a change, shutdown and restart Windows NT.
NOTE: The above error may generate the following event log entries:
Event Type: Error Event Source: NETLOGON Event Category: None Event ID: 3224 Description: Changing machine account password for account <computername$> failed with the following error: The authentication service is unknown. Event Type: Error Event Source: NETLOGON Event Category: None Event ID: 3210 Description: Failed to authenticate with \\<domaincontroller>, a Windows NT domain controller for domain <domainname>.