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Q: windows 7 not joining 2003 domain server

windows 7 not joining 2003standard domain server. windows xp is not giving any problems..tried changing DNS settings and done windows update, but problem not resolved.

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A: windows 7 not joining 2003 domain server

Does it give an error, and your sure its 7 PRO? So you have set the DNS for the affected machine to the server correct (wasn't sure if you did it to client or server)?

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IP settings 

Subnet mask




Windows 7

IP address automatically  





error code reads 


following error occored wen DNS was queried for the servise location (SRV)

record used to locate an Active Directory Domane Controller (AD DC) for Domain



error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)


query was for SRV record_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.dalek.local.

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i have a SBS running on SBS 2003. I am trying to make a PC with Windows 7 and another one with a vista to join this domain by right clicking on computer-properties-change settings-change on the computer tab-domain name-ok. however, the computer refuses to join the domain saying that the domain name server is not found, please check the domain name and type it correctly. This is despite the fact that I have been able to hook on other PCs with windows XP to the same domain with the same procedure. The IP scheme is also right. probably Im skipping some steps or settings. please help.

A:joining a SBS 2003 domain

I had that issue than I discovered it is best to have al machines use the ad servers as the dns primary dns server and your original primary as a secondary dns server.

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This is a strange problem for me. I've searched and can't seem to find anything on it. They also seem totally unrelated. I have a Dell Latitude E5400 I've installed Win 7 Pro on for testing in our 2003 AD environment. Downloaded, installed latest updates and drivers after Win 7 install. (except BIOS) I join the laptop to the domain and it goes smooth until after the required reboot. It flashes the ctrl, alt, delete screen and then immediately switches to the Shutdown screen and reboots and hangs on the Starting Windows screen. I then reboot in Safe Mode and it hangs on CLASSPNP.SYS file which after I research I find is supposedly a scsi driver. The laptop has a sata WD HDD in it. I can do a restore on it and it will restore to before it was attempted to join the domain. Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Problems after joining 2003 domain

I would like to point out that the functioning level for server 2003 is Win xp. There is a chance there will be issues using Win 7 and server 2003.

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I have a little problem. I am running XP on a workstation and i need to join a domain on win2000 server. When i try it as usual (and as it is working on EVERY other my computer running also XP), i get immediately an error, that it canť reach the domain controller. I don't know why, because i get IP/DNS from the server as normal.
I suspect the comodo firewall blocking ut, but no message pops up, and no logs are saved.

Can anyone help? Its really only on this workstation, and there is

XP sp2, comodo, Spybot, SG, Avast

on every other computer (even with vista) it works, so i suppose the server is working fine.

A:XP joining 2000 Server domain - problem

i turned off the FW and avast, and it's still not workig. I have to say that i did some anti-malware procedures on this computer and maybe some thing is missing to join the domain, i don't know :/

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Hello, I'm having trouble with trying to join my client computer to the server domain. My client is Windows 7 Professional and the server domain OS is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. I tried the usual method of going to System-Change Settings-Change-and entering the domain name to join. However, I get the message saying:

An active directory domain controller (ad dc) for the domain sean.local could not be contacted. Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly.

I know for a fact that the domain name (sean.local) is correct. On my DC, I have Active Directory, DHCP and DNS installed. Its weird because I could ping the server IP just fine and get a response, but when I ping the domain name (sean.local) I do not get a response. I get a message saying "Ping request could not find host sean.local. Please check the name and try again."

I think the issue I'm having with not being able to join the domain has something to deal with the DNS server. I will post the network configurations for both the client and the server domain and hopefully we could get this client to finally join the domain once and for all. Thank you everyone for your help, I appreciate it.

*Both of these machines had their IP settings manually configured, not obtained automatically.*


IP address:
Subnet Mask:
Default gateway:
Preferred DNS server:

IP address:
Subnet Mask:
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We have been getting sporadic reports from our users of the error, "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed."  The workaround has been to dejoin and rejoin the domain, but it keeps happening and we need a permanent
fix.  We are primarily a laptop shop.
It has been suggested we disable the automatic machine accouint password change on our domain members in GPO.  While this may be a viable option with relatively low security risks, I'd really like to figure out why it's happening and try to
fix it. 
The machines can lose the trust relationship at random.  It can happen overnight, or after going into hibernation.  I've had it happen to me a few times.  The DCs (we have 2) both show error 5722, but one is spitting out a specific Kerberos
error that the other one is not:

While processing an AS request for target service krbtgt, the account kriegesh did not have a suitable key for generating a Kerberos ticket (the missing key has an ID of 2).
The requested etypes : 18. The accounts available etypes : 23  -133  -128  3  1. Changing or resetting the password of kriegesh will generate a proper key.
My main issue is trying to determine why this continues happening and if we can resolve it without disabling the account password.  If that IS our best option, then so be it.  Any
thoughts are welcome.
Thank you very much in advance!  ~Sarah

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what I will do:

I will setup a new Domain.
1 Windows 2003 server will be the main server (also with Exchange 2003).
The two other Windows 2003 server must be also in the same new domain.

but how to do it?

must I synchronize active directory of the 3 servers?

can someone give me some tips how to manage this at best?



A:1 Domain with 3 Windows 2003 server?!!?

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We have an NT server with 20 users and have just bought a new server with Windows 2003 server specifically to run Terminal Services. This will host a management software package that is currently used on the main site, and will allow users in two other offices to run it, accessing the one database.

I was assuming that the new server would simply be a member server, belonging to the existing domain and it would all be straightforward. But it occurs to me that there may be some considerations with regard to licenses, the fact that one is NT and the other 2003, where the database is located etc. that I should be aware of before charging in.

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Windows 2003 Server domain

MS licensing is very hard to decipher, but my best guess is that the NT licenses are sufficient for the server except for the Terminal Services licenses. You will need specific Terminal Server Client licenses in either per seat or per server configuration. If you have a good handle on who will run the client software, you may want to get per seat, but usually, per server is easier to manage. You may want to contact your MS contract agent if you have one to clarify. When I have had complex licensing issues, it took their experts up to 3 months to figure it out! And they expect everyone to comply with rules they can't figure out. Good luck!

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After getting New Workstations, I wanted to connect that to the SERVER but Windows 7 could not log into domain of our server with Windows Server 2003. Besides following the proper process/steps.

I am able to use the printer and internet shared through SERVER though.

Please help me. I am able to ping the server but not the domain.

A:Windows Server 2003 Domain Problem

Were the workstations ever successfully joined to the domain? Are they completely unable to join the domain or do they prompt for a user/pass which fails?

If you cannot join the domain but can ping the domain controller, you may not be applying a suffix like .com or .net or whatever might be specified for your domain. You can launch Server Manager on your domain controller. Navigate to Active Directory Domain Services->Active Directory Sites and Services->Sites->Default-First-Site-Name->Servers, right-click on your primary domain controller and select "Properties". Note the exact spelling and suffix in the Domain field. Make sure you are entering that when you attempt to join the domain on those workstations.

If you are failing to log into the domain controller on the workstations, make sure you are using the domain name and a backslash in the user field before the domain admin user name. DOMAIN\Administrator for instance instead of just Administrator.

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I have just installed a server with MS Windows 2003 server sp2, it is running a domain. When I try to log into the domain on the server from a work station, it takes about 30 to 60 seconds before the desktop comes up. Now I have another network with this same setup and logging in takes seconds. Would be great if anyone could shed some light as to what is going on.

A:Windows 2003 Server, Domain issues

Check the logs on the workstation. You will almost assuredly see netlogon errors. Check the logs on the server as well. Usually a DNS issue. Are you using roaming profiles or folder redirection? If so you could have physical network issues that is causing it to take forever to move the data down the pipe.

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Anyone know any good software firewall for Windows 2003 Enterprise domain server? I have looked at Symantec's Enterprise Firewall but it's only for the standard version of windows 2003 and not the enterprise version.


A:Firewall for Windows 2003 Domain server

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I need to change the server where my domain is, I already move the Global Catalog, all 5 roles, Dhcp and dns.

On command prompt I wrote dcpromo on the new server and make this a Domain controler.

The problem now is that the old server still the PDC, how can I change this to make my new server PDC and to make the old server stop being a Domain Controler.

And where can I see which one is PDC and BDC after i do the change.


A:Move Windows 2003 domain to new server

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I have 2 sites both belonging to the same domain. However the domain controller in the second site needs to be completely replaced from windows 2000 to 2003 on a new server. There are about 25 users and i would like to know the best way in doing this change over. Please can anyone advise me.

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I have just set up a computer with Windows 7, and I'm apparently missing something simple, but I just can't find it.

I installed Windows 7 on the machine and everything works great. I then joined the computer to a 2003 Server domain. Everything still appeared to work fine. However, when I log into the domain on the Windows 7 computer, I don't have the correct permissions on the local machine.

I can access the domain. The login works fine. There are no errors. However, when I try and access anything on the local drive, like explorer.exe, it tells me that I don't have the permissions to access it. I can run some programs, in some directories (like Program Files), but if I try and run anything in the Windows directory, I don't have permission. I can access things on the domain, and I can even use Firefox to view the contents of domain machines, mapped network drives, and even the local C drive. I just cannot run anything that's in the local Windows directory.

I can access the local drive using either the domain administrator account, or the local machine administrator account. However, using either of those accounts, I'm not allowed to change permissions on that folder! I can see that the folder is set as read only, but when I attempt to remove the read-only flag (using either account), it tells me that I don't have permission to do that.

I've also tried to give the domain user administrator permission on the local machine, but that has no effect either. That part really con... Read more

A:Windows 7, 2003 Server Domain, Local Permission

This thread at TechNet seems to relate to your problem. It mentioned something about you need to set the password the same as the Administrator's password of the Windows 2000 system. And also you need to change the NTLM authentication level in Windows 7. Even though you are on server 03 this may still apply.

Read it here> Can't connect Windows 7 Pro to Windows 2000 server Domain.

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Hi there,

I am testing some of our computers on our school system and got to the stage of joining it to our domain. They joined fine but the domain had never been connected to vista or windows 7 so it tried to upgrade itself. This crashed the server because it only had permission to change the sub domain. Is there any way to join without this effect happening or could someone at least tell me in more detail what happened?

A:Connecting Windows 7 to Windows Server 2003 Domain.

Which server version(s) are you running over there? Server 2003 or Server 2003 R2?

I work in IT at my uni, and we have an eclectic mix - but I have joined countless machines here that are running Vista to the AD (previously it was Server 2003, but we recently (2 months ago?) upgraded our DCs to 2003 R2 - and have never had this happen before....

however, I could talk to our network admin tomorrow to see if he had already previously performed some sort of patch to allow for Vista based machines to join the domain....

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We've recently acquired a Laptop with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
After deploying all standard applications to the laptop, we noticed that it was no longer getting an address from the domain DHCP server and receiving "unidentified Network" message when looking at the network card. This is a Windows 2003 Domain with DHCP
(2 of them) installed on Windows 2003 SP2 (all patched) DC's.
We tried the following as per many other similar post:

rebuild the IP stack update the NIC driver reinstall the NIC disable IPv6 update all patches on all DC's Remove computer from domain Remove every application one by one disable the firewall remove any policies and modify existing GPO modify registry as per some other posts restore to previous states of the laptop modify routes etc, etc, etc...
After more than 8 hours of troubleshooting, we gave up and decided to do a factory restore. NOTE that the laptop did get DHCP from the network prior ot joining it to the domain... we were able to download all updates, applications and join it to the corporate
Now again today, we are not able to get DHCP after joining the laptop to the domain. Here are is exactly what we did today:

Restore Laptop to factory default - Windows 7 64Bit Login as default user with administrator priv (as per setup) after reboot Get DHCP address after reboot??   YES!!! with Subnet and DNS
Run Windows Update Reboot Activate hidden administrator account Assign Password Reboot Lo... Read more

A:Windows 7 pro... Cannot get DHCP after joining company Domain

So i've created a new OU and blocked inheritance of the GPO.  So far that's working and DHCP is assigning the IP address.
I have no idea what's in the default GPO that could be causing the issue. We have very little configured. Mostly stuff for the windows update service.
We'll have to revisit this later... i've spent almost a week on this issue.  If anyone else ever comes up with a solution, please let me know.
Thanks Bob for your help.

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I have a number of new Window 7 laptops and have joined the company domain with no problems (SBS running Windows 2003).

When I was on the domain I set up a number of printers by browsing the server \mainserver\\OkiC9650 and finding the printer and it and correctly installed the drivers and provided me with full functionality for the printer.

However, if for some reason I have to leave and then rejoin the domain, and I don't delete the printers first, when I rejoin the domain the printers are no longer showing (as one might expect), and when I try to add them again, or add anything connected to the \mainserver\\OkiC9650 I get an error.

?Windows cannot connect to the printer.? Operation failed with error 0x00000006

I don't think it is anything to do with the printer as I can't connect to any printer in this way.

Although the 0x00000006 indicates a permission problem it is not that, or a setting problem, as it works the first time and no changes are made other than leaving and rejoining the domain.

It has happened with four laptops, two different makes, and three different models. So not likley to be the laptop or the manufacturer.

I don't think it is a Server problem as I have tried leaving the domain, and deleting the Computer name from the Active Directory, and even tried giving the joining computer a different name between leaving and joining. I was hoping if it was recognised as a new computer then it would work at least once more - but still n... Read more

A:Windows 7 joining/leaving and rejoining a domain

Check the value of the DNS setting in the properties of IPv4 in the Properties of the Win 7 NIC. Make sure it's pointed at and only at your domain DNS server, probably the 2k3 SBS server. You don't need to use a static IP for this, just enter the servers DNS manually in the IPv4 properties of the Win 7 machine. I'm not sure why but this seems to fix Domain connection problems with Windows 7.

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Relatively simple question, although I have no clue what the answer is. I had hidden updates that were set in the important updates section of Windows Update which caused a BSOD with these PCs to occur at random times, but regularly. Once I rejoin the domain the PCs will update next Tuesday night. My question is will joining the domain cause these updates to be installed automatically? This would be an issue.

I cannot manually choose update settings on the domain and cannot figure out how to allow that through Group Policy (I didn't set up the Windows Update settings) so I will need to figure that out if the answer is yes. Any help is appreciated.

Edit (The key being used is a volume license MAK key, this is not an activation issue, just a windows update issue)

A:Does Windows Restore Hidden Updates After Joining Domain?

That depends on the Group Policy imposed by the network administrators - they have the ability to push updates whether you want them or not.
Perhaps you need to solve whatever is peculiar about your system that is causing the crashes, rather than just blaming windows updates?

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Joined domain, unable to login with admin credentials, other user accounts. Can only login with local account.

A:Windows 10 invalid login credentials after joining domain

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is there a way to stop windows xp pro from creating a user new user account for when logged into a domain to the account used when logged onto the pc.

Here is an example of the accounts....

tbarber - logged onto the pc
tbarber.textilent - logged onto the domain.

A:Windows XP Pro recreating user accounts when joining a domain

i have just installed windows xp sp2 but nothing has changed, i still get the 2 different profiles

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is there a way to stop windows xp pro from creating a user new user account for when logged into a domain to the account used when logged onto the pc.

Here is an example of the accounts....

tbarber - logged onto the pc
tbarber.textilent - logged onto the domain.

A:Windows XP Pro recreating user accounts when joining a domain

i have just installed windows xp sp2 but nothing has changed, i still get the 2 different profiles

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Hello and thank you in advance.

Very simple set up; home network for training purposes. Network presently consists of: one domain controller (dell server w/2 nics) 2wire cable modem/router from ATT uverse (5 static IP addresses......actually "sticky static" ip addreses) a dumb hub, and 5 potential workstations.

The modem/router is currently configured as such:
IP Address 99.37.x.x
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway 99.37.x.1
Primary DNS
Secondary DNS
With a "user defined supplemental network" of
Router Address 108.80.x.x
Subnet Mask
I was assigned 5 "stickey static" IP addresses 108.80.x.5-----108.80.x.10

The problem is that I can not get a workstation to join the domain as long as I'm configured for ATT's network
I've tried allow NIC1 to obtain it's "sticky static" ip address from the router/modem and configured NIC2 statically with a 192.168 address. The domain controller is also set up as a DHCP server so in theory a workstation can be configured for DHCP, and once authenticated get it's ip info. I keep getting domain controller for the domain can not be contacted........

I tried losts of various settings using one and both NICs. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them



A:server 2003 domain

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With 9 users and one 2003 server is it necessary to have a domain? What about with 15 users? I heard a rumor that with more than 10 users there had to be a domain. That can't be right can it?

What are the advantages/disadvantages of a domain on a network this small?

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Good Morning, TSG

I have been having a big headache lately, as I cannot solve this issue. I am running Windows 8 Pro pc tablets. When I join them to the domain all the pre installed apps are missing and if I search for them manually it does not show any of them???? We are running Windows server 2008 R2, If you need any more details please let me know
Thank you in advance

A:Windows 8 Pro looses preinstalled apps when joining to Windows Domain


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I have a server running Windows 2003 server. I have an XP Pro box (without Net Beui) that I would like to have join the server domain. I can't get it to do so. Any suggestions?

By the way, in the same cabled network, I have an NT4 server on a totally separate domain. I have Win 98 boxes joined to that domain as well as XP Pro boxes. The only way I could successfully get those to join this NT4 server domain was to add net beui to those boxes.

I have also tried to have a XP Pro box (with net beui installed on it as a protocol) join the 2003 server domain and it refuses also. The error message I get says:

A domain controller for the domain KCP could not be contacted. Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly. If the name is correct, click Details for troubleshooting information.

Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

The domain name KCP might be a NetBIOS domain name. If this is the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with WINS.

If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS configuration.

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain KCP:

The error was: &q... Read more

A:Can't Join XP Pro to 2003 Server Domain

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I am replacing our current NT4 server with a 2003 server. Once I am done, I want to use the NT4 server as a file server. How can I "demote" it from a BDC to a file server? Do I have to reinstall NT4 to do this?

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I want a complete list of all server 2003 domain policies. Does anyone know of such a document. I am tired of searching through all policies to find what I need.

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I am trying out virtualisation with Server 2003 and XP Pro running on VM Workstation. I have set up a domain using the Server 2003 wizard but when I try to set up the XP machine to join the domain (called YYZ), I get "A domain controller for the domain YYZ.local could not be contacted."

I am new to networking and would really appreciate some help!

A:Can't join Server 2003 domain with XP Pro

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My client has a small domain with SBS server 2003. The server connects to a router which connects to the DSL modem. On the router, dhcp is disabled. The server is a dns server and dhcp is running. All of the client PC's are windows XP and were able to join the domain with no issues. One of the client PC's had to be replaced. The replacement came with windows 7 pro x64 installed.
From the windows 7 PC I can see the other PC's on the network, can see the server, can access the shares on the server, and remote into the server. I can also ping the dns server. There are 2 ways to join the domain. The first one used a wizard on the windows 7 PC. When I go thru the wizard it tells me that there is no account on the domain controller for the PC. If I do it manually it tells me the dns couldn't find the controller. The dns server is the domain controller. I have also tried using a static IP like the XP machines have and got the same problems. I have also created the computer account on the server manually
The server has sp2 installed. I have looked on the net and found some different solutions like making changed to the local security policy but none of those have worked. I am stumped. Anybody know of a solution?

A:Win 7 Pro can't join SBS Server 2003 domain

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Please see attached file and make sure that in Computer Name/Domain Changes, then click on More...that you have the correct domain name under 'Primary DNS suffix of this computer' - for example company.local.

Try setting it up to Static IP again and verify that from the Windows 7 LAN setting the DNS is pointing to the Server's DNS which is a Private IP and not an external IP then change it back to DHCP. Try manually connecting to your domain again.

An update will be nice.

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I have replaced an NT4 primary domain controller with a 2003 server. I still have an Nt4 server as an application server and as a Backup Domain Controller. It has been running fine until I add a new user that was never in the old domain.
Any new users that get added cannot authenticate to the NT4 server. All the previous users were already in the BDC when I change over. I cannot figure out why. I can authenticate as Administrator and any old users. I have sp6a loaded, someone said this would help, and have even added the new users to the Domain Admin group but still nothing. I cannot upgrade the Nt4 server as the application is an ERP system that is run throughout the company and I am told will not be supported in anything other than the NT environment.

If I add users on the NT first, it updates the PDC just fine but I still can't access the shares.

Any Ideas???


A:accessing NT 4 server in a 2003 Domain

Try demoting the NT4 server so it is no longer a DC and integrating it through DNS into your network.

Because your NT4 server is PDC, there is alot to do in order to keep the NT4 server as a DC and integrate it into a Server 2003 Schema AD network.
It is really not worth doing to be honest! Your NT4 server should run fine as a server, but not as a DC within your Server 2003 environment.

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What are the correct steps to add a 2003 member server to a 2000 domain?
Do I really need to use the adprep utility. I don't want it to be the DC or (AD).

A:Add a 2003 server with 2000 domain

If you want yo can set it up as a standalone server.

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I have a customer with a machine running Server 2003 but it is only a member of Workgroup, there is no domain. None of the existing PC's are members of any domain, they are all just members of a workgroup. None of the existing PC's have
any passwords. The Administrator Password on the server is blank.
They have a new PC (Win7) and I can't for the life of me get the new PC access to the shared folder. Any ideas? 

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I am trying to add one of my XP Pro PC's to my new domain... Only not successfully... heres the scenario...
On the XP Pro PC I right clicked my computer, clicked properties, then the Computer Name tab. From here i click the Change computer name button and selected the Domain radio button. I then entered the name of our domain (minus the .xxx) and clicked OK. I then get this message:
The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "Moore":
the specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

If anyone can help, i'd appreciate your input!!!

A:Can't connect XP Pro to Domain (on Server 2003) Please Save Me!

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I want to add a 2003 (terminal server) to a 2000 Domain. Has anyone ever had any issues doing this? Any other advice?

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I have a 2003 server and want to join a 2000 domain as a member. It seems as though the networking protocols are messed up.\

I get this same error message except for my domain name.
I tried to flush the DNS and still nothing. I even took this server to my network that I know works and it was the same thing. So I know there is something a mess with the 2003 server. Netlogon is not started and I can't get it started could that be it? What other DNS commands can I try?
I can use the internet, Ping the gateway, and dns. Nslookup is pointing to the right server/domain.

A:2003 server to join 2000 Domain

It's not the protocols it is Active Directory that is the issue. What is the current DNS name of the server? Most orgs name them something like domainname.local and you need to have it exactly like it is in DNS.

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Hi Everyone
I am new to networking. We have a Win 2003 Server, single NIC,running a database,with 10 workstations joined under a domain. All are connected by a switch. Our internet router died and I bought a Netgear 300 that accesses the net thru a ubee modem. The Netgear is ethernet connected to the switch also. Server has DCHP disabled and router is DCHP enabled.
Problem: I can connect any of the workstations to the net with an automatic TCP/IP setting, and they will still be able to use the database. I can connect the server the same way, but if I do so, the workstations cant access the Database on the LAN anymore. If I return the NIC tcp/ip to static add for the server, it works but cant see the internet.

I know most servers have two NIC's and that it's fairly simple to set one up for the internet, one for the LAN.

Can anyone direct me to an article/answer that will educate me re: this dilemma? Have searched all over net, with lots of info but none specifically addressing this question.

Here is server ipconfig/all

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NEW***S.000>config /all
'config' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NEWD***S.000>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nd01
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : NewD***ns.local
Node Type . . ... Read more

A:Win 2003 Server 1 NIC ? access to domain and internet

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I am trying to add one of my XP Pro PC's to my new domain... Only not successfully... heres the scenario...
On the XP Pro PC I right clicked my computer, clicked properties, then the Computer Name tab. From here i click the Change computer name button and selected the Domain radio button. I then entered the name of our domain (minus the .xxx) and clicked OK. I then get this message:
The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "Moore":
the specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

If anyone can help, i'd appreciate your input!!!

A:Can't connect XP Pro to Domain (on Server 2003) Please Save Me!

Make sure DNS setup on your client pc is your server IP address.

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Hi All, wonder if you can help

I have a server with windows 2003 on
1 x desktop
1 x laptop
1 x 4 port router

The server has been configured as a domain controller, a DNS server and a DHCP server

The DHCP scope is to 198.168.254
Exceptions are to

The router is on
The Static IP addy of the server and the DNS addy is

the server is ported into lan port 1 on the router, desktop on 2 and laptop on 4

The laptop receives its TCP/IP settings from DHCP server above as does the desktop.

Problem 1 - laptop receives it DHCP settings and is given brill -- thats what I expect because to .5 are exclusions

Desktop receives - why does it not receive - next ip addy in scope

I can ping my server by name (Server01) and by domain - contoso.com from both laptop and desktop. I can also ping gateway and ping out to the net

Problem 2

I cannot get either the desktop or the laptop to join a domain

I get a Network not found error message. The DNS addy is the server addy which it should be

If I do nslookup I get server not found.

If I do nslookup server01 it finds it as it does if I do contoso.local

DCDIAG also reports no errors - so why can I not get the computers to join the domain ? I am using an administrator account to join them that has the rights to !!

Do I need to configure the server to have Router & RRAS Role aswell ?

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A:A Home Domain Server 2003 Network

Trippppple check the Subnet Mask on the server. Well all devices. I have fat fingered and at a glance thought all was well when not.

Same could be true of default gateway IP settings.

Not to be belittling, just voice of bad experience.

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Until recently we had all emails from two different domains coming to us from ISP for internal distribution using our server. We have now split the companies and deleted that email address from internal users on our server but when we send email to to personnel on the old account they are still being directed internally by our server and then can not be delivered as the user accounts have been deleted. How do we reset the server so that the old addresses are no longer seen as "internal" accounts?

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I have recently set up an AD domain controller on a windows 2003 server. The other PCs I have tried see the DC, but it takes them a loooooong time to join the domain and even longer time (about 15 minutes) to log in to the domain after joining. I have AD and DNS running on the main server. Static IP on the server and the PCs are all DHCPd by my router. I have tried static IPs all around, but the same problem persists. Any suggestions would be more than appreciated.
BTW... all units are connected through a 16 port netgear 10/100 switch on a 192.168.0.x network.
thanks in advance,
Derrell Simpson

A:Server 2003 AD domain login trouble

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I am having problems remotley administering my domain. I am using a vista computer to administer my domain remotely. When I try to open the domain users and computers appalet I get the message that says " naming information can not be located ...". I know that DNS is running (maybe not correctly) and that my computer logged on to the domain. DNS is the only thing that I can think as the problem. I can log onto OWA by typing in the ip address but I can not use the admin tools. Please help

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A:Can not connect to the server 2003 domain from the vista client

Well, how about fixing the DNS? Without working DNS, you can pretty much forget about doing anything with AD.

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This is confusing. I've set up numerous computers on our domain before so I'm pretty well acquainted with the procedure.

So we upgraded a computer in our domain from XP to 8 so my manager could see if our software would work in 8. That much I got done just fine (put simply, it does).

The problem I'm having is that when I try to attach the computer to the domain, two things go wrong: first of all the network drives don't map. Not a big deal, I heard this was an issue with Windows 8 and logon scripts. I'd like to try to implement a Group Policy-based drive mapping system but Windows Server 2003 seems to be missing that capability (though supposedly that can be added back).

The other, more troubling issue is that when I restart the PC, it seems to lose any connection it had to the Active Directory Domain Controller. The first time you hook it onto the domain it's just fine (you can freely go in and out of the servers without providing new credentials) but if you restart it loses that. After a restart I can't log in except with credentials the PC already knows and trying to access the file shares on the servers prompts me for a password entry. I can rehook it into the domain by redoing the whole process from the start but then restarting it after that will just blank out the AD DC credentials again. Mapping the drives would be impossible if I can't maintain a connection to the Active Directory.

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A:Domain controller issue with Win8 and Server 2003...

I can't say for certain why it's forgetting the credentials and requires you to sign in each time, although that may be controlled by the Admin through the GPE.

As for the DNS problem, your problem may be different but I've seen similar complaints and apparently it helps to manually add the Domain's DNS servers to the IPv4 properties of the network adaptor you are trying to connect with.

Other connection problems with Server 03 can be solved by clicking on the link. This may help with the drive mapping problem.


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This must be kind of common as I see a lot on this issue, but unfortunately not much on a fix.
Anyways I'm on a path to MCSA so I need to do labs on Server 2003 from time to time. I use virtual PC 2007 to make virtual machines of XP Clients and an Enterprise Server 2003. Anyways I can't attach clients to the domain, it gives a message that the server can't perform the requested operation for whatever reason. When setting up the domain controller I get this:

Diagnostic Failed
The registration diagnostic has been run 2 times.

Warning: Domain Controller functions like joining a domain, logging onto a domain, and Active Directory replication will not be available until the DNS infrastructure for Active Directory is correctly configured.

The DNS zone authoritative for the domain Nirom.local cannot be updated because it is the DNS root zone. Domain controllers will not send dynamic updates to the DNS root zone. If you want to use this domain name, select 'Install and configure the DNS server on this computer' below and create a delegation for the new DNS zone Nirom.local from the root zone to this DNS server.

For more information, including steps to correct this problem, see Help.

The primary DNS server tested was: a.root-servers.net (

The zone was: . (root)

Domain controllers will not send dynamic updates to the DNS root zone.
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A:DNS Error on Server 2003 Domain Controller Install

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Since Internet Explorer 9 came out we have had issues on Windows 7 Computers printing blank pages on a Windows Server 2003 Domain. The URL header and footer prints but the content does not. I really didn't bother resolving the issue as I just rolled IE back to version 8 where there were no problems. However, my 2 newest and 1 rebuilt Windows 7 machines have issues with IE8, so it looks like it is time to go to IE9, so I need some help to resolve the printing issue. I have found one resolution, that I haven't tried yet, which is running two commands at a command prompt: "mkdir %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low" and "icacls %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low /setintegritylevel low". However, it appears this is done while not logged in as an administrator and would have to be run for each user. I have computers that are shared by as many as 40+ people making this difficult to do. Does anyone know of another solution or if the above solution might work in a script? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:IE9 Printing Blank Pages On Server 2003 Domain

Some things work but IMO Server 2003 isn't compatible with IE9. Server 2008 is.

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I log in to Windows 2003 server R2 through a domain (but on the local machine). I need my log on to be the admin over this local machine. Since the user details are stored on the domain, my username doesn't show up in local users and groups. How do I make a remote user an admin?

A:Making a domain user an admin in 2003 server?

You may wish to have this subject moved to the Networking forum here at TSG it will get better coverage from all of the people there. To do this just click on the little triangle at the top right corner and ask a moderator to please move this thread.

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