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User accounts in W2k

By rpowers5 ·
I have set up a small home network running Advanced Server on my strongest PC, and 4 other PC's running W2k Professional. I have tried, with no success, to create and logon with a user account. The message I receive is that the domain is not available. Active Directory is installed, and a domain has been created. All PC's are able to logon to the domain, but only as Administrator. I even tried using a trial version of ScriptLogic, but apparently I'm too "Green" to configure it properly. I'm studying for certification and thought maybe hands-on would help me to get a better prospective. I have searched Web sites, and as yet have not found the information that I need to create a usable user account. Maybe this isn't possible with W2k,and only possible with NT 4?

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by Alpha-Male In reply to User accounts in W2k

Sounds to me like you need to create the user accounts on your server.

In windows NT2000 advanced server, go under admin tools, active directory you will see local user and computers. Right click on users. Select New. Create a user account. Now assign the permissions you want and then log on....

Hope this helps!

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by Joseph Moore In reply to User accounts in W2k

Ok, did you add the Win2kPro machines a member clients of the AD domain?
After AD was running on the Win2KServer, did you go to the Win2KPro machines, right-click on My Computer ->Properties ->Network Identification tab. Did you then click the Change button, select Domain, and type in the domain name your Win2KServer is running?
IF you did, did a login/password box come up? IF so, did you then type in the Administrator as login, and the password for the admin account as it exist on the Win2KServer? Did you then click OK, and after several seconds get a message saying the Win2KPro workstation had been added to your domain?

'Cause it sounds like you did not.
You have to add the Win2kPro machines as domain members of the Active Directory domain first.
After you do that, open Active Directory Users & Computers on the Server, and you should see the Win2KPro boxes listed.
Once you do that, you can then create users in this same MMC Snap-in on the Server, then go to the Pro workstations and log in as THOSE users.
AT that point, you have a full-fledged Windows domain, with a domain controller, computer clients, and user accounts.

hope this helps

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