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Changing from a Workgroup to Domain

By ksvijayb ·
Hi,
Domain name:saftsng.
Server: Win NT
Workstation: HP Notebook with Win2k Professional.
The issue is that the notebook, all of a sudden was not able to connect to the network. On checking the settings, I (by mistake)changed (my computer--rightclick-->properties-->network identification-->properties) from domain to workgroup (xyz). Later, I am trying to revert back
to the domain,I am not able to do it and get an error message"The dpecitied domain either does not exist or could not be contacted".
But I am able to ping my default gateway, DNS server, etc.

Any help to revert back to domain saftsng is most appreciated.

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Changing from a Workgroup to Domain

by Gigelul In reply to Changing from a Workgroup ...

Hi
If you use the same name for your computer, first you must remove this name from Domain and add it again (use Server Manager). Then try to rejoin your computer in domain.
If you want to change the name of this computer you must logon with Domain Admin Account, change name, restart, change workgroup to domain, use <create computer account in domain> options and give the name and password for Domain Admin Account, restart. That's all.
Hope this help you.

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by Gigelul In reply to Changing from a Workgroup ...

Sorry I don't understand your acronym "N/W".
Maybe you need to reinstall last SP (check if you have some events)

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by Gigelul In reply to Changing from a Workgroup ...

If N/W is network/workgroup then you have an athentication problem.
Maybe you don't use these steps in right order:
1-remove ComputerName from domain
2-add a name for this computer to domain(new one)
3-change again workgroup name (to avoid any other problems)
4-restart
5-change computer name (as in step 2)
6-restart
7-change join <workgroup to domain>
8-restart

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Changing from a Workgroup to Domain

by ksvijayb In reply to Changing from a Workgroup ...

Hi Florinel and Rogers,
Thanks for the valuable inputs. Though I tried them, the system did not budge. But finally I was able to solve the issue. Guess how? I removed the Network adaptor from the Device manager and allowed the system to autodetect. Then I created the service, client and TCP/IP etc. Then restarted the system and changed from workgroup to domain. The system is working fine.... Thanks for your inputs. Keep up the good work...

K.S.VIJAYABASKAR.

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by ksvijayb In reply to Changing from a Workgroup ...

Hi,Thanks for the prompt reply.

I deleted the computer from the server manager. Then I gave a new name to my notebook. Added it to the server, using Server Manager.
The funny thing is that I am able to ping to my server, I able to getinto the common folders in my server etc. But in the N/w places,my notebook does not recognizes saftsng as a domain..
Any idea?

I have trying in vain for the last 2 days. I have checked all the parameters, NIC is also OK.
DNS,subnet,IP gateway are all OK.
Thanks in advance

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Changing from a Workgroup to Domain

by rgrowcock In reply to Changing from a Workgroup ...

Here is something that I've had to do to get a machine back into the domain.

1. Remove your computer's name from the domain.

2. Log into your local machine. Change your notebook to a new workgroup name, say "Temp" or something different from the currently named workgroup. Then reboot

3. Now log into the local machine, which should be the only option available.

4. This time change back to the domain and specify your domain "saftsng." Give a users name that is allowed to add a computer to the domain. If all goes well, you should get a message, "Welcome to the SAFTSNG domain",and you should also get "You must reboot your computer for the changes to take affect." Reboot again.

5. If everything is Okay and you can access your domain, that step is done. Now you should be able to change the computer name if that is your desire.

Hope this helps! Roger

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