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Can't remotely manage a server from PDC

By joemis ·
We have a client that just added an NT4.0 SQL server to their existing domain. The machine was configured as a standalone server at another site and brought to the client location. After using server manager to allow it to join the domain, we tried to connect to it from the PDC via Server Manager. We got an Access Denied, even when logged in as Administrator for the domain. However, from the SQL Server we can manage both the PDC and BDCs. Users also have no difficulty connecting to the new server. We just can't get Server Manager to see it. We confirmed that the "Access this computer from the network" right was set. No amount of restarts or leaving and rejoining the domain seems to help. We have a one-way situation here. Any ideas?

Joe

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by calves In reply to Can't remotely manage a s ...

I have an idea,
Try deleting the entry from Server Manager, Synch the domain, and adding a static entry in WINS. After you reboot, Synch the domain again and give it enough time (depending on your network size) for the network to receive and send all the updates. if your Server Manager can now see the server, just go ahead and delete that Static entry.
If everything else fails, try u-promote software.

Good Luck!

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Can't remotely manage a server from PDC

by teddyrux In reply to Can't remotely manage a s ...

I'm not sure if you did this yet, but go to the box running SQL Server, and under network properties, leave the domain, reboot and then rejoin the domain. That should work. If you've already done this, sorry.

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Can't remotely manage a server from PDC

by simon.wellborne In reply to Can't remotely manage a s ...

When you add a machine to a Domain, it in theory (and usually practice) adds the necessary domain group accounts to the respective local group accounts, hence giving Domain control over the machine.

Check to make sure that the necessary Domain Admins account is a member of local Administrators on the SQL machine.

Open Usrmgr and change the domain to the local machine (\\machinename). View the Administrators account. if it has an entry called "Account Unknown" remove it, add (if you can)"yourdomainname\Domain Admins".

I have seen Domain machines without the Domain Admin group in the local administrator group.

Hope this helps

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