Error ' logon failure ' when doing a Remote Client Install

Article:TECH110786  |  Created: 2009-01-09  |  Updated: 2013-12-14  |  Article URL
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How is the error resolved?


Causes include: - Wrong credentials. - Simple file sharing turned on when accessing Windows XP. - Firewalls. - IEEE 802.1x authentication disabled.


Use the local adminstrator credentials.

  • Disable ' Simple File Sharing ' on computers running Windows XP. Click on Start > Explore > Tools > Folder Options > View > Advanced Settings. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list.
  • Temporarily disable any firewalls. If that helps, configure the firewalls using the document 'How the Ghost Console and Client communicate over the network' available at
  • Check for IEEE 802.1 authentication: Click on Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area Connection > Properties > Authetication > Check IEEE 802.1x authentication.

See 'How to install the Ghost 8.x / 11..x Client' available at


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