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Add Win 2000 user to Win XP Admin Grp

By NLambron ·
I have a Windows 2000 server. Purchased a new PC with Windows XP.

I added the PC to the domain and can logon as any user of the domain.

I need to add a user to the local Administrators Group on the XP machine. I logged on as the domain administrator and attempted to add the user, but get an error that the domain cannot be found. I have connectivity because I can browse shared folders.

I'm doing this the same way as on the Windows 2000 PCs.

I also notice slow logons. There's only 7 PCs on the switch with the server. All Windows 2000 Pro PCs are okay.

I have removed the PC from the domain and re-added it. I've also tried adding the user to the Power User Group with no luck.

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by NLambron In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

New PC has Windows XP Pro (not Home).

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by saihib In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

You need to log on as the local admin, not the domain admin, to as a user.

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by saihib In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

Here's how we do it. It makes no sense but it works. Join your machine to WORKGROUP. Then rejoin it to the Domain. I know it's counterintuitive but it works.

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by NLambron In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

Thanks, but I already tried this.

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by Mike Jones In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

Log onto locally to the XP machine, open Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management.

Select Groups from Local Users and Groups.

Double click administrators and then click add.

Type the username you want to add to the administrators group in the format domain\username and then select checknames, this should resolve the account name, select ok until you close all the screens.

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by NLambron In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

Thanks, but that wasn't working.

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by NLambron In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

Thanks, Saihib. I already tried that but it didn't work. I get an error that the domain does not exist.

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by NLambron In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

Thanks, Mike. I already tried that but it didn't work. I get an error that the domain does not exist or could not be found.

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by colin In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

I posted an answer in a different thread - check the 2000 one

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by NLambron In reply to Add Win 2000 user to Win ...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!
The only other thing I had to do was to delete "." in the Zones.
I appreciate your help

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