Computer is on domain, but can't be managed

By bkatzman@farmsanctuary. ·
Hello All,
I am having difficulty managing in A.D., remote, or mapping to a computer on our LAN.

I have removed/readded the computer to the domain, it accesses network drives without issue..

The machine is Windows XP Pro SP2


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Same problem

by me_richa In reply to Computer is on domain, bu ...

same problem is with mine computer. my one computer is able to ping the server, ping another computer, network printer in domain. but when i wanted to map a network drive or to access any file from another computer no able to do so. actually it doesn't allow to connect throug network but getting reply from the same

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Possible Cause

by tom In reply to Computer is on domain, bu ...

Could it be that this PC was created from a Ghost (or similar) image and that you have a duplicate SID issue?
With Ghost there is ghost walk to create a new SID.

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Windows Firewall

by wvcomment In reply to Possible Cause

Chances are the XP Windows Firewall is turned on and is blocking requests from other computers to connect.
I have found that even if you allow the file and print sharing in the firewall you still have issues. I have disabled the firewall on my computers.
Also make sure you don't have simple file sharing on your drives that may also stop you from mapping a drive to the workstation.
Simple file sharing is found in Windows explorer --> Tools --> Folder Options --> View and scroll to the bottom of the list.

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Windows Firewall issues

by don.gagnon In reply to Windows Firewall

I found the same thing, and shutting off the Windows firewall worked ...... for a while. And then the next automatic Windows update from Microsoft turns the firewall back on again, and we start all over again.

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Window Firewall

by mchilders In reply to Windows Firewall issues

I use group policy to shut the Windows firewall off. The only time I ever have to mess with the firewall is if I assign a static IP and it toggles the firewall. I can either leave it and the next policy update fixes it or else I take care of it then. I use ISA 2004 as my perimeter firewall and I use the ISA firewall client on each machine and I have no problem with management. I hope this helps.

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How long have you had this trouble?

by Absolutely In reply to Computer is on domain, bu ...

Has that computer ever performed those functions for you? If so, when did the changes occur? Did they follow any other configuration changes to your network, or, as has been suggested, a Windows Update that might have reactivated, for example, the workstation's firewall application?

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solved.. somehow

So this is weird..
After several removes and then adds to the domain not working, I got desperate and took a look at the Windows firewall settings. For some reason File and Print sharing was unchecked, as was Remote Desktop. I checked both and it worked! I have no idea why this settings would have changed, and not 100% sure why they allowed me to manage the workstation in A.D...

Thanks for the suggestions!

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Glad to know it. How about thumbs all around then?

by Absolutely In reply to solved.. somehow

I believe wvcomment was the first to suggest that your problems had to do with your firewall, and one or both of the replies to him mentioned that Microsoft changes these settings during Automatic Updates, without administrator approval.

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Problem with 2000 prof

by me_richa In reply to Glad to know it. How abo ...

mine hv win 2000 prof.and it was working smoothly since 2yrs..without formating the machine but this prob occurs at sudden one day...may be someone has changed some setting ...but i checked everything not able to find the solution

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computer is on domain, but can't be managed

by varomailpersonal In reply to Computer is on domain, bu ...

Hi bkatzman,

Please check your windows firewall and make sure your network resourses blocked by firewall.



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