hard to say without knowing what the original problem was, but most likely the issue was that the IT team did something to break EEPC, but left the GINA in place in the registry seeing as you seem to indicate there was a problem logging on?
The solution of course is to use a WinPE disk, open the host registry and remove SBGina.dll from the winlogon key, replacing it with the correct original value from the SB-OrigGina key.
Thanks for the info. Our tech guys have already started to reimage the machine, so we can't try it out, but we agree with you that this is probably the way to go.
We used the WinTech CD to remove EEPC, so we think it was the repair install that hosed up what was left of EEPC on the machine.
Again, thanks for the info and the snappy response times.