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By Danicee45 ·
After upgrading Win98 to Win2000 Professional,I find I am unable to join a domain under network identification (the network ID box is greyed out). How can I correct this? Thank you.

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by klamero In reply to Joining a Domain

Windows 2000 has its own local security that is much more restrictive than found in the Windows 9x environments. You must have local administrator rights on that machine in order to join it to a domain. You may also need domain administrator rights to add the computer to the domain as well.

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by Danicee45 In reply to Joining a Domain

I do have administrative rights to the local machine and the network, anymore suggestions from anyone (klamero included,please) as to what I missed during installation or what I may have done wrong?

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by cfburgess In reply to Joining a Domain

Take a look at the services and verify that the workstation and server services are started and running.

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by Danicee45 In reply to Joining a Domain

Thank you so much, I'm still in a hands on learning mode. I checked under Component Services ... there are none listed for server or wordstation. Can you help me PLEASE. You did help me, however will you please help some more?

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by Danicee45 In reply to Joining a Domain

Server services and workstation services ARE running "on the server," sorry I thougt you meant to look on the Windows Proffesional. There is no server service or workstation service listed on 2K proffesional.

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by cfburgess In reply to Joining a Domain

These services need to be running on the client also.

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by Danicee45 In reply to Joining a Domain

Thank you for your response, but as I said the server service and workstation sevices don't even show on 2K prof. machine. How do I get them there?

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by cfburgess In reply to Joining a Domain

The workstation service is added by the Client for Windows networking component. This is installed under the properties window for the local area connection. I still haven't found the info on the server service. It may install along with the workstation.

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by jmstitt In reply to Joining a Domain

I have read the other posts to your question. If you cannot find the services or can't get them to install when you are logged in as administrator on the local machine, then you are looking at a reinstall of W2K. You can continue to troubleshoot, but, at this point, it may be faster to backup your important files and do a clean install. Also, If you do a clean install, remember to add the IP address of your DC to the DNS configuration during the network setup. Your machine then can join thedomain right then instead of after the install completes.

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