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Error adding a W2KPro PC to a W2K domain

By wendel ·

I get this message when I try to add a computer running Windows 2000 Professional, to a Windows 2000 domain: "No mapping between account names and security IDs was done".

I've searched MS TechNet for this issue (article QT247325), and it occurs, according to Microsoft, when the computer is a part of a workgroup and the Disk Management snap-in is restarted before logging off after the user account in use is renamed.

But this is not my case. I have a brand new installation, and I set up the net interface properly, with both TCP/IP and NetBEUI protocols running. It's working. I can ping the domain server, and even can browse and copy files from other computers.

My hard disk has NTFS installed.

My computer is an AMD Duron800 MHz with 256 MB RAM.

If you need more info to help me, let me know.

I thank you all for your help,

Wendel Marcelino
Palmas, Brazil

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Error adding a W2KPro PC to a W2K domain

by curlergirl In reply to Error adding a W2KPro PC ...

When you try to join the domain, are you creating a computer account at that time? Or is there an existing computer account in AD already for that computer name? Either way, what I'd do is, if there's an existing account with that name, you have to either delete that account (if it's not being used), or give the computer a different name. Once you've done either of those things, then try to join the domain again and create a computer account during that process. You will be required to provide a user ID and password with administrative rights on the domain (usually the built-in Administrator account for the domain). This should allow you to join the domain and create a proper computer account for that workstation. The reason you can browse is that you are running NetBEUI, but you are not being authenticated as a domain user, so if you have any resources on the domain with security set up to limit access to certain user or groups, then you will not be able to use them. I would recommend, for security and network performance purposes, that you remove NetBEUI and use NetBIOS over TCP/IP instead - NetBEUI is not secure, plus it creates a lot more traffic on your network than TCP/IP as far as browsing and finding resources on the network. Hope this helps!

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Error adding a W2KPro PC to a W2K domain

by wendel In reply to Error adding a W2KPro PC ...

It worked out. Thanks!

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