Here is the setup. A Windows XP Pro machine on a Windows 2003 Domain. The computer has one domain account called "gchilders". If you log off this user and pull the network cable from the NIC on the PC, how is it that we are able to log into the machine, under the domain, as some other user (bbuckley) who previously didn't have a domain account on the machine?
It is requiring that we enter the correct password for the second account (bbuckley), but the password is used for this user on the domain. If this person (bbuckley) has never logged on to this PC, and the PC is unplugged from the network, how does the PC know that we've entered a valid password?
Are all network passwords for the domain stored on each individual workstation?
This question comes to us because a guy from IT accidentaly handed out a laptop to one of our users before wiping the drive. We were trying to figure out if she would be able to log into the machine and get access to any of the old users' data.
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.