JSI Tip 6369. Windows XP Professional posts 2 logon failure events when a user logs off a local account on a domain member computer?

When a user is logged onto a Windows XP Professional computer as a local user, and that computer is a domain member, logging off posts 2 logon failure events, ID 529.

If you have enabled auditing for logon failures, you will experience these events.

When the user logs off, Windows XP re-reads the user information so it can optimize the next logon. Because the computer is joined to a domain, a bug causes Windows XP to contact the domain, even though the user is logged on with a local SAM account.

You may ignore these errors since they do not cause problems. Microsoft will fix the bug in an upcoming hotfix or service pack.

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