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Q: problems with Domain controllers

greets,

I have an older 2000 server which is a domain controller, I can not for the life of me figure out how to demote the machine so i can rejoin it to a new domain. I do not need two domain controllers in this network.
any ideas on how to? i already tried start>run>dcpromo


I decided to post here since i didn't see a section for server 2000. thanks

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A: problems with Domain controllers

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I have quite a number of DC's and the configuration of port mirroring is something that we just cant take on.

I understand there is going to be a release of ATA where the port mirroring is not a requirement and an agent will take that role on the DC.

Anyone heard of this?

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Hi Just installed the latest version of Windows 2003 for Small Business (Sp1)

I have installed this OS on a new Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX150 S4.

Now I want just to use this Server as a server on a Workgroup. But the OS insists that it should be the Domain Controller. And then it just shuts it self down. Below is a log from the event viewer. Is there a way around this or will I have to bow down to the might of Microsoft. Just don't really want to configure the entire Lan from workgroup to Domain
Event ID 1014
Source SBCore

This computer must be configured as a domain controller. It will be shut down in 30 minutes. To prevent this computer from shutting down, run Setup on the disk that you used to install the operating system to configure the computer as a domain controller.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
 

A:Domain Controllers - Can anyone help please

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We have a primary and secondary domain controller on our network. We use a windows 2000 exchange server as our primary controller and another server as our secondary controller. to start, the active directories are not the same, as they should be between the two servers. how do i fix that?

the other problem I am starting to have is that the Windows xp client machines can't find the domain after being rebooted. I end up having to rejoin the domain in order to get the client machines to log on. If the client logs off, without rebooting, logging back onto the domain is no problem. I think this has something to do with the clients trying to log onto the secondary controller for some reason, and since the active directories arent sync'd, its only causing more problems...can anyone shed some light on the subject? thanks.
 

A:Domain Controllers

Hey DVation, sounds like you need to force replication for Active Directory between your Primary and Secondary domain controllers. Only members of Domain Admins or Enterprise Admins groups can perform this function unless you have been delegated the appropropriate permissions.
Refer to the following link for details:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tr...2003/proddocs/entserver/dssite_force_repl.asp
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As far as your XP machines go, make sure that your DNS suffix for each PC is correct and that your IP, DNS, and Gateway addresses are correct. Windows 2000/XP use DNS for name resolution in an Active Directory environment. Also, is Active Directory running in Mixed Mode or Native Mode?
 

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Unless i am missing something we cant "detect" a new domain controller added to a enviroment as this is a "regular" task , not sure if admin logging on to new server would trigger in a enviroment that have been running more than 30 days

But 
Adding Domain Controllers to sentisive groups
Listing Domain Controllers not monitored by ATA
List newly created/removed domain controllers

Would be a great feature for future versions

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I have only got 2 domain controllers on my network, the primary server deals with all my DNS, file charing etc, server2 is our proxy server but also doubles up as a backup domain controller.
The problem is server2 cannot update active directory from server1
i get the following message when trying to connect to server1 from server2
"The domain controller server1 was not validated because. The RPC server is unavailable"
I am also getting plenty of error events on both servers, the error i am getting on server1 is event 1645
"The Directory Service received a failure while trying to perform an authenticated RPC call to another Domain Controller. The failure is that the desired Service Principal Name (SPN) is not registered on the target server. The server being contacted is daa52d87-1d82-44f1-b032-a6930524e669._msdcs.isenterprisesintl.co.uk. The SPN being used is E3514235-4B06-11D1-AB04-00C04FC2DCD2/daa52d87-1d82-44f1-b032-a693[email protected]
Please verify that the names of the target server and domain are correct. Please also verify that the SPN is registered on the computer account object for the target server on the KDC servicing the request. If the target server has been recently promoted, it will be necessary for knowledge of this computer's identity to replicate to the KDC before this computer can be authenticated. "
I have looked this up on ms.com and found an article explaing a hotfix will fix this. All updates are installed, so it obvious... Read more

A:Domain controllers cant replicate

just been running a few more checks and have seen a descrepancy between the 2 servers
server1
Schema server = server1
Domain server = server1
PDC server = server1
RID server = server1
Infrastructure server = server1
server2
Schema server = server1
Domain server = server1
PDC server = server1
RID server = server1
Infrastructure server = server2 ---- ????

I have tried to change this setting on server2 in active directory operations masters, but it says
"The current domain controller is the operations master. To transfer the operations master role to another computer, you must first conenct to it"
But it wont let me connect to the other DC because it cant find the RPC server!!! argghh
is there another way to alter these settings?? anyone??
 

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Hope this belongs here............

I have some questions regarding changing the hardware in my domain controller. Im basically rebuilding it with new Processor, RAM, Mobo, etc.
Its just a desktop computer running Windows Server 2003. I plan to keep all the names of the machine and IP/domain the same. Is there anything I need to lookout for by doing this? I dont want to lose my active directory and user accounts on the machines that rely on this domain controller. Can I just build the new server, set it up as a domain controller with all the same settings and the computers will be aable to log into the new controller with the same users?
 

A:Changing Domain Controllers

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Actually, I have 2 DC's 1 Threat Management Gateway, 1 Windows Server (Web Server), 1 Windows Storage Server, 2 Exchange servers and 1 Sharepoint Server and 2 Hyper-V servers. ALL Running Server 2008 R2

Should I be upgrading any of these to SP1?

A:Upgrade Domain Controllers to SP1 or not

Hello Abuttino,

I would recommend to wait until the "official" SP1 RTM is released by Microsoft sometime this first quarter of 2011. Afterwards, it should be available in Windows Update, and for download (standalone version) directly from Microsoft.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i configured a domain controller on my virtualbox and i want to connect another DC to it. the guest machine is windoms 8. the network adapter i used is NAT. first DC IP:192,168,5.2, Gateway: 192.168.5.1, Subnet mask:255.255.255.0 and DNS as the gateway IP. for the second domain controller, server IP: 192.168.5.3, gateway: 192.168.5.1 and DNS as the IP of the first DC..192.168.5.2......i dont know why they are not communicating with each other. The moment i run dcpromo on the second DC it comes up with an error message to check my DNS and the domain name...it comes with this error too, 0x000005B4_TIMEOUT.....CAN ANYONE HELP
 

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Hello,

I just swapped out domain controllers and am now having synchronizing issues. It is still looking for the old server that i just replaced and i cant make it look for the new one. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!!

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I was excited to see that the new ATA 1.6 has a Lightweight Gateway that no longer requires port mirroring by installing it directly on the Domain Controllers. This makes total sense to me and gives me confidence in this ATA team. We have VMWare
and the port mirroring was an issue.
However, we are not excited about the .NET requirement on the Domain Controllers. The installation does indicate it is needed for the setup, but does anyone know if we can uninstall the .NET component once the installation is complete? Any thoughts?
Thanks!
-Srvrgeek

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Hi everybody,
after my last Implementation of ATA (one week ago) I got a strange "condition". It's an implementation with LWGW on all DCs (Server 2012 R2), no seperate gateway installation.
Everything worked like a charm, as always, just worked through the deployment guide. We get alerts on DNS Enums or suspitious AD requests. We see logons on different member servers and clients if we search for them. We see changes to security groups and
we even see if I create a new service on one of the DCs so I guess event forwarding works.
What we don't see: Any logons on the domain controllers. It doesn't matter if I rdp into one of the DCs or via console. If I search for one of the domain controllers and let ATA show the "profile page" of it, the timeline ist just empty. Tried
different DCs, different user accounts, even created new users and new domain admins. ATA doesn't recognize any logon on domain controllers.
I appreciate any hints.

Thanks!

Thanks, regards, tim

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Hi All,
I am trying to configure ATA Lightweight gateway on additional domain controller. I am getting the error.
The Console, https://ata.domain.com,  returned an error while attempting to register  the gateway. For more details, please review the Center error logs.

I can open https://ata.domain.com from the DC without any issue and the Port required for the communication is open.
There is no error in Application or system logs on DC or ATA server.
Center error logs in ATA is also not pointing to any error.

Thank you for assistance.

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At my work we have an active directory domain. In the root of this domain there are two domain controllers.

ie dc1.mywork.com, dc2.mywork.com

When users login, they always seem to get authenticated by dc2, as you can see the login script running from that server, and when we shut down dc2, no one can login.

(have not shut down dc2 for any length of time to see if dc1 will eventually "take over" the login duties)

Where can I specify which server provides authentication for the domain? Or can I be assured that dc1 will take over for dc2 when dc2 goes down?
 

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I have over 400 domain controllers. The initial look at ATA seemed to require port mirroring on the DC's and that was just impossible. I was told an agent of some type on the DC's was coming. Is that an option now?

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I have the latest version of ATA - 1.9.7312.32791
I have deployed ATA Lightweight Gateway to many domain controllers throughout my organisation from exactly the same "Microsoft ATA Gateway setup.exe" with accompanying .json file in the same folder.

Nearly all the Domain Controllers have been Windows Server 2016 Core with a quiet install via command line.
The installation has worked perfectly with the exception of two domain controllers on the same physical subnet/site.
The installation error code in the log is:
Error [\[]TaskAwaiter[\]] System.Net.Http.HttpRequestException: An error occurred while sending the request. ---> System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send. ---> System.IdentityModel.Tokens.SecurityTokenValidationException:
Failed to validate certificate thumbprint [\[]thumbprint=FC78E602AA1E8BF57CC2270E81788E5ADC511DF4[\]]

Seeing as every other installation worked fine, I suspect something must be blocking or interfering with the certificate being successfully negotiated back at the ATA centre
The likelyhood if being an error with the JSON file is extremely small as the failures occurred in the middle of the installation program, with successful implementations either side of the two that failed.

What can I get the network team to check regarding firewalls, network traffic or blocked ports?

Has anyone seen similar?

Thank you

Chris

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Can Microsoft please provide methodology for setting up Windows Event forwarding (Sender initiated) for a Domain Controller based on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installation? Unfortunately all of your documentation relies on using the local Event
Viewer GUI to set this up. Connecting Event Viewer from a full Server 2012 installation to a Core Installation loses this ability entirely. The only option I've tried to employ so far leverages an .xml file, but I am not sure it is working correctly.

Please note: this is for Windows Security Event ID 4776 ingestion.

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I am attempting to lab up ATA 1.7.1, and am having a similar issue to the following ATA Forum thread: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/security/en-US/c817193a-9859-48fa-a208-eb644b17005b/service-on-lightweight-gateway-wont-start?forum=mata
Event viewer is showing that the service is attempting to restart, and the ATA logs are full of this error (occurs every 20 seconds):
2016-10-18 23:49:50.2983 856 5 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Error [DirectoryServicesClient+<OnInitializeAsync>d__12] Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.ExtendedException: Domain controllers are not configured
at Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.Resolution.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesClient.<OnInitializeAsync>d__12.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.Module.<InitializeAsync>d__18.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ModuleManager.<OnInitializeAsync>d__4.MoveNext()
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I want to set all my domain controllers (DC and RDC) to pull time from time.windows.com. In order to achieve this I am planing to create a gp (Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Windows Time Service/Time Providers)and
link to Domain Controller OU.
My question is, is it the best thing to do, or is there any risk or best practices with respect to this.

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After the 1.9 upgrade we got an Timeline event about Brute Force attacks.
When investigating and looking at Event Logs >Security I started to panic when noticing 4776 errors against user: "administrator" and the source workstation was always a domain controller.
This would happen every few seconds.  Stopping the ATA gateway service on the domain controllers stopped this behaviour.
Any ideas or recommendations?
Thanks
The computer attempted to validate the credentials for an account.

Authentication Package:    MICROSOFT_AUTHENTICATION_PACKAGE_V1_0
Logon Account:    [email protected]
Source Workstation:    DC4
Error Code:    0xc0000064

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I come to you again seeking help. We have a problem with our logon and startup to our Windows 7 Enterprise system. We have more than 3000 Windows Desktops situated in roughly 20+ buildings around
campus. Almost every computer on campus has the problem that I will be describing. I have spent over two months peering over etl files from Windows Performance Analyzer (A great product) and hundreds of thousands of event logs. I come to you today humbled
that I could not figure this out. The problem as simply put our logon times are extremely long. An average first time logon is roughly 2-10 minutes depending on the software installed. All computers are Windows 7, the oldest computers being 5 years old. Startup
times on various computers range from good (1-2 minutes) to very bad (5-60). Our second time logons range from 30 seconds to 4 minutes. We have a gigabit connection between each computer on the network. We have 5 domain controllers which also double as our
DNS servers.
My original posts on:
Technet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproperf/thread/e8400dbe-e6b8-4b1d-8851-a03e7af32e6e
Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/w5f38/network_logon_issues_with_group_policy_and/
I followed a lot of what you all told me to do from testing the domain controllers with dcdiag and also completing netlogon tests. I did group policy tests where I got rid of the group policy
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A:Major Network Logon Issues (8 Domain Controllers and 3.5 thousand workstations) DNS, Time Server, DHCP, and Group Policy Errors

Hi,


I would like to suggest using Network Monitor to troubleshoot the issue.


Thanks.

Jeremy Wu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi everyone... I have a hp pavillion dv6105us. It has 2 usb ports. i was using the ports for a mouse, external hdd.. the usual... all of a sudden, they stopped working, both, at the same time. Now, when i plug ANY device (usb 1.1 or 2.0) i get a msg that

"USB device not recognized.
One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it."

I tried uninstalling the USB controllers from the Device manager. (root hub, host controller etc...), restarting my computer, and waiting for the pc to re-install the devices itself. unfortunatly, nothing happens. It DOES find the devices, it DOES reinstall everything, but when i plug in even the mouse, i get the same error msg.


this is a picture of what i see when i go ony my Device Manager. The usb ports are named "Unknown Devices" and when i check their properties, the have no drivers installed...
Ive searched many,many,many forums and sites for USB drivers 5.1.2600.0 but i havent found anything usefull...

Guys, any help would be GREATLY appreciated... Thank you.
 

A:Problems with USB Controllers

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Pentium 4
256 mb
60 gb
Windows XP

After burning a cd and cancelling before completion, my cd/cdr drive would not read anything. I checked for errors and found nothing. I reinstalled and restarted my pc but the problem continued. The CD Rom drive busy light no longer blinks like it used to and it also doesn't read any type of cds at all. Now the busy light simply stays on solid without blinking whenever opened or a cd is being attempted to be read. But after relooking at the device manager I noticed that my SCSI controller had a yellow explanation mark and a code 10 error. Stupid me went straight to the windows help me link and it stated to uninstall and reinstall device. I uninstalled but now my install wizard can't find the device. I didn't write down the name of the SCSI controller so I have no clue which one to select from the list. Can you help me out guys? Where can I go to find out which SCSI controller I deleted, maybe on a log of some sort. I hope once I fx this that it solves my CD rom drive reading error. Thank you for your help.
 

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Hello again,
I recently bought a biostar M7NCD motherboard and a AMD XP2200 processor, have had some kinks here and there but overall has been good. A couple of days ago I noticed that my CD ROM would'nt work, checked connections first then looked in device manager and noticed that my primary and secondary IDE controllers are exclamated (new word maybe ) and the CD ROM isn't even being recognized (see attached screen capture).
Well I would love to try and reinstall a driver or two if need be, may have to download them until CD ROM fixed. There is an underlying problem though (I assume) and I haven't been able to figure it out. Already scanned for viruses and did a system check with Norton (if that does anything of value), so I would appreciate any help or suggestions.
Almost forgot, under the performance tab (see attached) there are compatibility mode paging and compatibility mode file system issues listed.....I await all of your wisdom.

Biostar M7NCD motherboard
AMD XP2200+
256 MB DDR 2100 RAM
Western Digital 120GB HD (partitioned in two parts)
Nividia Riva TNT2 model 64 video card
Have external burner but I can't get the drivers loaded to use it!
everything else is just your basic stuff.
 

A:Primary/Secondary IDE controllers & CD ROM problems!!!

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My computer uses the AMD 756 PCI bus master dual IDE controller. I really don't know much about it, but my device manager is saying that the primary & secondary controllers aren't working properly. It says for both:

"This device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. (Code 10).

Try upgrading the device drivers for this device."

First I tried having windows search for the best drivers, but after it said it already was using the best, I tried to find the drivers online, but with no luck.

What I don't understand is the AMD 756 PCI bus master dual IDE controller is working, but the others aren't. I also don't know why this just seemed to happen out of nowhere...my computer was working OK besides a problem with my CDrom, which seemed to fix itself, but after restarting the computer today, this whole problem happened. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Problems with hard disk controllers

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Okay, this is my first time posting anything on the internet so just bear with me :/. Anyway I recently installed Windows 7 on it and I need 3 drivers. Mass storage, Video, and Network Controllers. My laptop is a Vaio VGN-FS940. My specs are a 512 RAM, a 1.73 Ghz Intel Processor and a 100 gb Hardrive. Hope somebody can help.

A:Vaio VGN-FS940 Mass storage, Video, Network Controllers Problems.

Mpatel96, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The best you're going to get for any of those is whatever XP or Vista drivers that Sony has available for it,

Sony eSupport - VGN-FS940 - Software Updates & Drivers

For the video driver you are definitely going to have to use the XP driver as Sony can't offer one as Intel never wrote one for it (Intel 915G) for Vista or Windows 7. The other two; mass storage (which should be the card reader) and network drivers); Sony does have a Vista driver for.

P.S. Might want to change that from 64 bit Windows to 32 bit, unless you managed to do something Intel says the CPU in your laptop isn't capable of,

Intel? Pentium? M Processor 740 (2M Cache, 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)

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Hi i have a simple question today. i am running server 2000 on my server and my desktops run xp pro. i have a problem lately that when my computers first come on the network dose not start up quickly so my users end up logging on with out the network and there scripts don't run. is there a way to make it so that my computers don't login until they have a network connection
 

A:Domain problems

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Hi There,
Following some hard drive troubles, I have been forced to do a clean install of my windows 2000 server setup. This is the main domain controler in the network, But It does not seam to be quite working correctly.

It shows the domain in my network places, e.t.c, and I can connect my workstations to it, But I juust can't logg on.

Also In the Active Directory Management Concel, The computer section has nothing in it, and the Group policy shows the basics, I.E
-Computer management
--windows setting
--software setting
--e.t.c
-User setings
--windows setting
--software setting
--e.t.c
-Administrative templates

However when I click on one, It does not link to anything, there is no policies showing up, I cannot asign software distrubutions, e.t.c (basically nothing work in Group Policy)
Any Ideas what I can do to fix this, and preferably why it happend (bearing in mind I obviousally want to avoid loosing all the people'sacount, and other AD stuff that I have just put back!

Any help would be much appreciated
Mnay thanks
 

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Yesterday I had to take the laptop off of our domain and join a workgroup to interface with a machine controller. Once I was complete, I joined the domain once again but it will not allow me to log into the domain. When I enter a username and password it says something close to ?Windows cannot log into the domain FIBER (fiber is our domain name) because it is unavailable.? This laptop is connecting via wireless access point. If I log into the computer locally with the local admin account it will connect to the wireless and see the domain and I can browse the network, but I cannot log into the domain itself. I have tried renaming the computer and then connecting, joining the workgroup and then joining the domain again, etc, but it does not work. It is strange since I can join the domain just fine, it doesn?t give me any ?domain is inaccessible? errors that normally creep up when the computer plainly does not see the network, but it will allow me to enter the admin user and password for the domain controller.

When I log into the machine locally it searches for a minute, finds the wireless and then is assigned an IP address from the server, so I know the wireless and the domain work just fine. I just cannot log into it.

I have even tried plugging into the network and skipping the wireless but I get the same results.
I posted this in this forum because I know the DHCP/domain server works fine and the problems resides with the XP Pro client.

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A:Domain Problems

My only suggestion is to go to the guy who runs the domain - they may have seen this before and may have an easy fix available.

It appears that you can access it - but it won't recognize your credentials.

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Greetings!

I work for a K-12 Parish school system in Louisiana as a co-op student technician. I have no Windows domain experience, but I was asked to move 26 laptops to the school domain (vs a local domain they were on). 22 of those computers took the domain flawlessly.. the remaining 4 will not connect to the wireless network (it acts like it will connect, goes to acquire an IP, then dies). When I go to change its domain, I type in the correct user name and password, and it tells me Access is Denied.

I appreciate you even taking the time to eve read this, and I'd love any help you can offer me.

Thanks!
~Keith
 

A:Domain Problems

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I set up a test domain to test out server 2003. This is my first experience with active directory enviroment. I created one OU and associated a group policy with it. The group policy only works on the domain controller, it doesnt filter down to any of the workstations in my test domain. If i log into the domain controller with a user associated to that policy the restrictions work(like eliminating add/remove prgrams from the control panel). but, if i then log that user into one of the workstations the policy i set doesnt work. i've read up on active directory and seem to be dong everything right, but can't get this to work. any ideas? thanks.
 

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Hello all,

I recently upgraded my Vista OS to Ultimate, when I logged on to the domain I had numerous difficulties. my profile would not load. Solved that by deleting registry keys and users and then re-added myself. I am a Domain Admin, and Enterprise Admin. When I log on using my laptop. RDP is gone. I had a heck of a time making Vista understand that it was in a domain and not a private network, I am still working on those difficulties. I use the laptop to modify Group Policy on the PDC. Does any one have a similar experiece with the dissaperance of RDP?
Thanks

Ray

A:Problems Joining Domain

Vista removed mstc from the usual place that can be found. It would not even let me search for it. I had to dig around in system32 till i found it sitting there, just waiting for me. Vista is trying my patience.

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Howdy,

The school I work for was given some computers that have Windows XP on them.

1. I need to change them all from domain to individual users(I think that's what it's called).
2. I need a student and an administrator log on. I have been able to fix a few of the computers that were not on domain but these are SUPER tricky and don't know where to start.
3. I also need to fix the computers so students are not able to change the settings on the computer or so the pc would go back to the administrator settings each time it starts up.

I don't know how to do any of this... I'm not very techy but was given this job to do! Can anyone help? Thanks so much!
 

A:Domain and Workgroup Problems

If you have the XP CD and key codes for each machine, I would do a clean rebuild and get rid of anything that may have been added or done by the earlier owners.

Will these be connected to a network to access the internet, if not how will they access the internet?

As for item 3, you really need a third party program like "DeepFreeze".
 

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Hi,

I am having a problem with a Win XP Home PC in my Win NT Server 4 network.

First, when joining the domain, I could not join the existing ABC domain, and thus had to make do with joining ABC 'workgroup'.
Only then it could see my ABC network and my network drives, as well as see other computers in the ABC domain. Only thing is that whenever I log on to the network with this PC, there is no option to join my ABC domain. At the logon window, the available fields are only for "Username" and "Password".

Now, this Win XP Home PC needs to connect to a printer that is shared out by one of the other PCs in the ABC domain. This particular printer is currently used by all the other users in the domain, most of whom are Win 98 and Win XP Pro machines.

Before I can access the printer, I need to connect to the PC sharing it, right?
So I go to Network Places, look through the list of PCs in the network, then double-click the PC that is hosting the printer. At this point I get an error message saying something like "unable to connect to the machine....insufficient permission. Pls check with network admin..."
But I am the administrator for ABC domain!

I find this strange because on other PCs I can double click on any PC in the Network Places and see all their shared items.

On the server I checked the security settings for the PC sharing the printer but right-click > Properties shows only a "General" tab with nowhere to set any ... Read more

A:Win XP Home in Domain problems

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I am doing upgrades on an auto body shops computer systems, and I have just upgraded one of there computers. I'm trying to get it to hook up to there domain server that they have in place but, it will not connect to the server. The server is running Win 2000 server family, the upgraded computer is running Win XP pro. I have already setup a new account in the active dir. for the upgraded computer but, when I go to the XP computer it will not connect to the domain server what am I forgetting? I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but, have not dealt with a domain network in awhile!
 

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Hello all

I'm hoping you guys would be kind enough to help me with a problem I have. I have recently bought a domain name and my friend has set me up with a couple of email address which incorporate this. The problem is he has set it up so mail can be received from that address (ie it is forwarded to my aol account email) but how do I send email with this new domain name??

Please help

SLG
 

A:Domain name email problems

I'm going to assume that your friend did not redirect the MX record for your domain name to some email hosting service, etc. Whomever is hosting your email accounts, you need to find out what the SMTP address is so you can send mail. This is also assuming that you're using an email handler such as Outlook Express or Outlook. Sorry but you did not provide enough info.
 

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Hi,

I am having a problem with a Win XP Home PC in my Win NT Server 4 network.

First, when joining the domain, I could not join the existing ABC domain, and thus had to make do with joining ABC 'workgroup'.
Only then it could see my ABC network and my network drives, as well as see other computers in the ABC domain. Only thing is that whenever I log on to the network with this PC, there is no option to join my ABC domain. At the logon window, the available fields are only for "Username" and "Password".

Now, this Win XP Home PC needs to connect to a printer that is shared out by one of the other PCs in the ABC domain. This particular printer is currently used by all the other users in the domain, most of whom are Win 98 and Win XP Pro machines.

Before I can access the printer, I need to connect to the PC sharing it, right?
So I go to Network Places, look through the list of PCs in the network, then double-click the PC that is hosting the printer. At this point I get an error message saying something like "unable to connect to the machine....insufficient permission. Pls check with network admin..."
But I am the administrator for ABC domain!

I find this strange because on other PCs I can double click on any PC in the Network Places and see all their shared items.

On the server I checked the security settings for the PC sharing the printer but right-click > Properties shows only a "General" tab with nowhere to set any ... Read more

A:Win XP Home in Domain problems

windows home edition cant join domains as far as im aware or it cant do certain things but windows xp professional can do alot more things with work group include remote destop connection etc and more control over the operating system.
get hold of a copy and update to pro youll no the difference straight away..
 

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I just paid to get a new domain through namezero.com. I am redirecting my existing workpage to the new domain.
This works, however, when you click on any of my internal or external links on my new domain- the address continues to show merely my new domain's address.

When I contacted namezero, they said,

"Unfortunately, our members are unable to change the title of their home page. However, you can edit titles in the subdomains, but not the homepage title."

This makes no sense to me. There MUST be a way to prevent this from happening. I use Frontpage to edit my original site at work. Can anyone help?
 

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Hi!!

we have a little network problem in our doamain.
on some pc comes files with CRC errors!??!
for this reason
I'm looking for some "GOOD" tools to analyzing our network.
The network include:

Windows 2000 servers + Windows 2003 server + Windows 2000 Workstations.
Can someone give me some tips for a good analyzing application that
I can use to check the problem!?
thx

gicio
 

A:Network problems in a domain....

The first thing to do is check your cables and NIC card connections, both to the network and the motherboard, secondly, check the positioning of the network cables, ideally they should be 150mm away from mains cabling and only cross mains cables at 90 degrees. If the problem is only on specific PC's, try moving to a different segment of your network, also, check for any change in surroundings, aerial masts, transmitters etc. even some mobile phones can have a detremental effect if stored near unshielded network cables. If you want to check the packets, try Ethereal, although this may not indicate the area of the problem, only the existence of it, a better solution would be to fully test the cables and switches or hubs up to their rated throuput. If you are using hubs, try replacing with switches as packet collision can generate CRC errors under certain circumstances.
Cheers,
10forcash
 

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I have a laptop that was changed from a "Member of a domain" in the System Properties to a "Member of a workgroup". However, no account was set up for that member. Now when I reboot the laptop, I get that the account is locked out and that I need to contact my system administrator.

How can I change it back to just being a "member of a domain"?
 

A:HELP!!! Workgroup/Domain problems

Unfortunately, you'll have to do as the message says, contact your administrator. The domain administrator(s) are (usually) the only ones that can add a computer to a windows domain for obvious security reasons.

Mike
 

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Joined the domain as the administrator in Windows 7 in my initial setup of the PC with no problem. When I tried to log in to the domain as one of the users on the domain to set up the PC on the end users side, I could not log in. I received the following error message: "You cannot log on because the method you are using it is not allowed on this computer. Please see your network administrator for more information." I can log into the domain with my Administrator user name and password that was originally used in the setup. I can log into the domain with the end user in Windows XP, I do not get this error with Windows XP

I have tried to go through the local policies - user rights assignment - Allow logon locally. But once I open "Allow logon locally", the "Add User or Group" "Remove" are grayed out, I cannot adjust any settings.

Any suggestions or ideas. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi,
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!
Thanks
Robert

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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Hi,
  Is it possible in windows XP to query what domain groups a domain account is a member of when 
you are not connected to the domain (i.e. logging in using cached accounts). 
Ideally would like a way using C++ APIs but any other ways would be useful.
  I have tried the following things without success : 

     NetUserGetGroups, NetUserGetLocalGroups, LookupAccountName & CheckTokenMembership, ATL::CAccessToken
& ATL::CSid, gpresult /user

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I have a tiny network of two clients and one server and it was setup so I logged into a domain on the server. This arrangement caused problems and I no longer have a need for it so I am switching back to logging on to the local machine. Certain files are opening (or trying to open) in read only mode. When I look at the file attributes, read only is NOT selected. Permissions appear to be fine as my user is a local Administrator and that account has all permissions. Some examples:

1. I cannot open my Outlook Archive file. It says "Archive.pst cannot be opened."

2. Word files open in read only mode. I can save this under a different file name, delete the old one and then rename the second one but that's a pain. Interestingly in Explorer the icon for files that were used under the domain are different to the icons for files that have been created locally. They're both Word icons - just different types.

3. I have another application that refuses to open any files as it complains that it is read only.

I don't understand how domains work so this behavior may be normal for all I know. But is there a way to go through all my files and set them to work correctly locally?
 

A:No longer using domain - now have read only problems

Sounds like it's related to your offline file settings. Did you actually REMOVE the computer from the domain, or just start logging on to the local machine? If that's all you are doing, all of the user files for the Domain user will be in "read only" mode until you login and verify that they have not been changed by another user or from another machine.

I'm not sure of the BEST way to fix this, but I'm guessing that removing the computer from the domain would do it - you may be able to also disable Offline Files and have that do the trick. Let me snoop around a bit and I'll get back to you...
 

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I was having an IP conflict with another workstation in our office, so I decided to set a static IP address on one of the workstations to solve the problem. I added the ip address I wanted to set and when I set the DNS info, I inadvertantly used the DNS servers for comcast and forgot to include the dns info for the domain server. I rebooted the machine and now I cannot log into the domain, which means I cannot log in to get to the settings and fix them. I can log in locally, but that doesn't allow me to change the net adapter settings. I am lost here and don't know how to correct this problem. I do not have access to the server in the office and no one else seems to know how to log into the server. The person that set up the server has stopped servicing us long ago. I can see that we are going to have to get an expert in here to straighten this mess out, but for now I was hoping that someone had some insight into how I might get this workstation back up and running. Is there any way to get to the settings for the adapter from safe mode? The server and workstation are both running windows, the workstation is windows 7 but I am not sure what flavor of windows is on the server.
 

A:Solved: Domain Login Problems

I'm sorry but there are too many red flags on this for us to get involved. You will need to get someone in to work it out for you.

Since we can't assistance I'm closing this thread.
 

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Not ready for prime time :)

Maybe by final release they will have the Office 365 connectivity thing sorted out.
But for now, NEVER use an Office365 email account as your Windows 8 sign in as I did :(

An Office 365 account has this domain characteristic....you[at]you.onmicrosoft.com.
When trying to log-in as the domain administrator you are always greeted with this...
So I set up a couple temporary Local Accounts and was able to log in successfully.

An aside...
When you delete an account, it leaves a 5 empty folder remnant which cannot be deleted.
It takes up 0 bytes, but it still 'bugs' me....sheesh.


Oh well
Windunce

A:Office 365 Admin Domain problems

Did you try running Command Prompt as administrator and do a recursive delete on the folder? I don't know if that will work but that's how I got rid of the Windows.Old folder that many struggled deleting.

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