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connecting XP clients to NT4 server

By gapem ·
Initial domain user account created on client ok but cannot create subsequent domain user accounts (or preferably group). message "trust relationship failed" and yet client is a member of the domain. need to have multiple users using the clients (these are for student use). the PDC also keeps locking out the administrator account. please help!!

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connecting XP clients to NT4 server

by Shanghai Sam In reply to connecting XP clients to ...

This can happen if the XP machine account has the incorrect role, or its password has become mismatched with that of the domain database.

To resolve the problem, take the XP machine off the network, and then remove the machine account in Server Manager. Then log on to the XP machine as a local administrator. In Control Panel / Network, change the domain to a workgroup (make one up if you have to), reboot, and then log on again as the local administrator.

Recreate the computer account in Server Manager, synchronize the domain, reconnect the XP machine to the network, and then have the XP machine rejoin the domain.

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