I just received a new work computer from our main office, from other side of country. I have a username and a password for this secure network.

Problem is when i try to sign in to the Windows, it says "there are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request".

When I asked my IT-support what could be the problem, they said that maybe the first sign-in has to happen in their network, so that means that I would have to drive across the country just to sign in into their network.

I have another laptop that already works in this secure network (connection made through Cisco Anyconnect). Is it possible to share this connection to the other laptop somehow so I could sign into this secure network? Or could the problem be something else?

  • You might be able to log on by not connecting any networks - Windows will then delay the authentication and lets you in. Unplug the LAN and/or disable the wireless before you boot. That helped our users in the same situation. Once you are logged in, you can connect back to the network and use your VPN. – Aganju Aug 10 '16 at 11:34
  • @Aganju : From what he said the user's profile is not yet created on his PC, so the unplug LAN cable trick won't work in his case. – User552853 Aug 10 '16 at 12:08
  • Just an idea. Connect the two PCs with an ethernet cable. Connect your old PC through VPN on your company's network and change the sharing options of your VPN Network. Go to Control Panel-> Network and Sharing Center and from the left "Change Adapter Settings". There you will find your VPN (it has to be something with Cisco AnyConnect). Right click on it, properties and under the "Sharing" tab check the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection" box. Now start your new laptop and try to login with the username and password they provided. – User552853 Aug 10 '16 at 13:17
  • @csharpnovice: the problem remains if your new laptop was registered to the domain. If not you will have to login with the local admin account and register your laptop to the domain, which involves you knowing some credentials (which the IT dept will not tell you, because of security measures). BUT only if the above method works. :) – User552853 Aug 10 '16 at 13:27
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    Issues specific to corporate IT support and networks are off topic, see On-Topic. Please talk to your IT department. – DavidPostill Aug 10 '16 at 13:28

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