LAN Manager and WinNT Servers Running Remoteboot Cannot Coexist

ID: Q153077

TITLE: Both LAN Manager and NT domain running Remoteboot cannot coexist The information in this article applies to:


When a computer running LAN Manager Server and Remoteboot is migrated to a Windows NT domain with a Windows NT domain controller running Remoteboot (and the LAN Manager is left on the Windows NT domain), the following symptoms and subsequent error messages occur:


The cause of the problem is that during the migration of the computer running LAN Manager, the Upgrade for LAN Manager tools creates an RPLUSER global group. The Upgrade for LAN Manager tools either renames the LAN Manager RPLUSER group to RPLUSER_OLD or it will allow you to rename the group to a different name because a Windows NT RPLUSER local group already exists. The new global group is not functional, causing the LAN Manager RPL clients to fail. When you restart the LAN Manager Server, the Remoteboot Service will fail to start. If you run RPLINST against the LAN Manager, it will fail to complete.


In the Windows NT 'Installation Guide' it explicitly states "On the Windows NT Server computer, delete the RPLUSER global group (it is created by the Upgrade for LAN Manager tools)". Before you delete the RPLUSER global group, you will have to manually add the users from the RPLUSER global group to the RPLUSER local group and have the computer running Windows NT Server remoteboot the LAN Manager RPL clients.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT versions 3.5 and 3.51. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Keywords          : kbnetwork NTInterop kbbug3.50 kbbug3.51 
Version           : WinNT:3.5,3.51
Platform          : winnt
Issue type        : kbbug

Last Reviewed: June 12, 1998