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Warren, Erik wrote: > Can anyone tell me how to get more specific info on why authentication > fails? > Also, how do the advanced options "Impersonation Enabled" and "Use local > users instead of domain" affect the use of sspi? > If you disable impersonation the server always runs as its initial user (normally LocalSystem), which is insecure if you're running things like perl scripts etc. You also lose per-user filesystem protection. It's used if you are running the server as an unpriviliged user w/o permissions to impersonate. 'Use local users instead of domain' makes the machine behave as if it's not part of a domain. It doesn't affect sspi directly (its mostly used for pserver). Unfortunately the OS doesn't tell you much about why authentication can fail. Provided the user exists on the system & the password is correct it will usually succeed. Tony