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Article ID: 823659 - Last Review: October 8, 2013 - Revision: 29.0

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Summary

Security settings and user rights assignments can be changed in local policies and group policies to help tighten the security on domain controllers and member computers. However, the downside of increased security is the introduction of incompatibilities with clients, services, and programs.

This article describes incompatibilities that can occur on client computers that are running Windows XP, or an earlier version of Windows, when you change specific security settings and user rights assignments in a Windows Server 2003 domain or an earlier Windows Server domain.

For information about Group Policy for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008, see the following articles: Note: The remaining content in this article is specific to Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and earlier versions of Windows.

Windows XP

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Windows Server 2003 SP1

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More information

The following sections describe incompatibilities that can occur when you change specific settings in Windows NT 4.0 domains, Windows 2000 domains, and Windows Server 2003 domains.

User rights

Click here to see information about user rights

Security Settings

Click here to see information about security settings

Time synchronization

Time synchronization failed. The time is off by more than 30 minutes on an affected computer. Make sure that the client computer's clock is synchronized with the domain controller's clock.

Workaround for SMB signing

Click here for information about how to work around SMB Signing issues

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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