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By Woolly.Watson ·
Hi,

I am a fairly new student of the MCSE course and require some assistance in setting up a test client/sever environment at home.

I am trying to do this at present using a Windows Server 2003 machine and a Windows XP machine.

I have assigned the Domain Controller (Active Directory) and DNS Server Roles.

Created User account and client computer within Active Directory.

In System Properties on Client PC I have renamed the computer to join the domain. I have then input the name of the domain in the relevant field and am presented with User Name and Password box for accounts with permission to join domain. In this box I enter the logon name XXX@Woolly.Watson.Domain and the password created for the user account.

At this stage I am presented with various messages 'Access is Denied' 'Network Path Not Found'

In trying to resolve this issue I have pinged the DNS Server and IP address of Server 2003 Machine sucessfully. I have ensured that in TCP/IP Protocol on both client/sever that the preferred DNS Server is specified and the IP address is Static( I think??).

I have also disabled my firewall.

Is there some procedure I have not carried out so far??Not sure what else to do at present.. Your advice would be appreciated.

many thanks
Lee

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Setting up Server/Client

Just try the user name such as "Admin" not "Admin@test.com"

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by Woolly.Watson In reply to

Thanks for the advice although it did not work I got different results. 'Unknown username of Bad Password'

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by rkuhn In reply to Setting up Server/Client

Just the user name such as Admin and then password. If that doesn't work, use domain name\user name and then password.

For example:

home\rickk
password

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by Woolly.Watson In reply to

Thanks for the advice although it did not work I got different results. 'Unknown username of Bad Password'

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by NZ_Justice In reply to Setting up Server/Client

Use your admin account to join the computer to the domain. The user login you created would not have sufficient enough rights to add the computer to the domain. You could also add your created user to the domain admins account to enable your user to add computers to your new domain.

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by Woolly.Watson In reply to

Use your admin account to join the computer to the domain.
Do you mean admin account on XP machine? If so I am logged on as an administrator.

The user login you created would not have sufficient enough rights to add the computer to the domain. You could also add your created user to the domain admins account to enable your user to add computers to your new domain.

I have added my created user to domain admins. Can you please clarify what I need to do next as I have already added the client PC in previously. Sorry If I'm appearing a little dull this is a bit of a steep learning curve.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Setting up Server/Client

Hmmmmm... In DNS did you set up a in-addr.arpa to resolve ip addresses into names? Can you nslookup the hostname from the xp station? such as "nslookup Woolly.Watson.Domain" assuming your server is called woolly?

You should be logged into the XP station as an administrator. then when you try to add the station to the active directory domain, you enter your credentials. What are you putting in the domain box when you change the XP station from workgroup to domain. It should be just domain name, not servername.domain.yyy ex domain.yyy


"The user login you created would not have sufficient enough rights to add the computer to the domain. You could also add your created user to the domain admins account to enable your user to add computers to your new domain."

Well kind of true, all user accounts by default in Active directory have the rights to add up to 10 workstations before requiring the right to add workstations to the domain.

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by Woolly.Watson In reply to

Hi, I do not recall setting up a in-addr.arpa to resolve IP addresses into names. Is this something I can do post installation? If so how do i do that?

I have tried nslookup and get error message returned saying non existent domain. In the domain box I am entering my logon name as set up as user on Windows Server 2003 this is also the same as my netbios name - Lee. Only when I enter this in the domain box do I get the password box to come up. If I enter my full domain name Lee.Watson.Domain I get message saying Domain Controller could not be contacted.

Thanks for your help and advice so far.

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by rkuhn In reply to Setting up Server/Client

Comment from Woolly.Watson on 05/03/06:
Thanks for the advice although it did not work I got different results. 'Unknown username of Bad Password'

Make sure you are using the user name and password of the domain administrator (or an account with sufficient priviledges to add computers to the domain) and NOT the admin account of the local XP PC.

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by Woolly.Watson In reply to Setting up Server/Client

In DNS I do not recall setting up a in-addr.arpa to resolve Ip adresses. i sthis something I can do post installation and if so how?

NS Lookup is unsuccessful on XP machine returning a message of non existent domain.

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