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NT 4 member server can't join w2k

By Seadogs ·
I am setting up a test network. I started with a w2k dc that has dns. I added another w2k dc with no problems. Now I am trying to add a new nt 4 member server. When I go through the steps of listing the domain to join I get an error that do domain server was found. I then installed WINS on the 1st server and configured it on the NT server. I also created an account for the NT server on the w2k dc. All 3 are static IP. here are the specifics:
server A: clas-server.forest-root.com - w2k server sp2
- wins server
- dns server
- IP 192.168.30.15
- wins/dns server ip points to itself.
server B: dc-class-server.forest-root.com
- w2k server sp2
- dns server = 192.168.30.15
- IP 192.168.30.16
- installed with no problems
server C: nt-class-server
- winnt 4 (currently in network installation part
- dns/w9ns server = 192.168.30.15
- IP 192.168.30.17
Works fine till I try to join the domain. Any help is appreciated!

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by Joseph Moore In reply to NT 4 member server can't ...

Is your Active Directory server set up in Native Mode or Mixed Mode? You need to run in Mixed Mode to have non-Win2K machines be able to join the domain.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to NT 4 member server can't ...

As another suggestion, try putting in entries in the LMHOSTS file on the NT box, pointing to the Win2K domain controller. Define the Win2K box AND define the 2000 domain.
Please read Technet article Q180094 on the LMHOSTS file syntax and what to put in.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q180094
(please remove any spaces)

I don't know if this will work, but it might help. At least this way, the NT box will be able to resolve the Win2K machine name for authentication. Now again, if the Win2K box is not in Mixed Mode, then it still won't work.

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by Seadogs In reply to NT 4 member server can't ...

I installed the NT server to a workgroup. Then I added the server using this format:
192.168.30.15 class-server #PRE #DOM:forest-root
After rebooting I successfully joined the domain under network neighborhood.

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by Seadogs In reply to NT 4 member server can't ...

The w2k domain is set up as mixed mode I believe - I'm not sure where to check for sure, but I haven't switched it to native mode yet. I installed it as w2k from scratch though. Any suggestions on things that I can check in DNS or WINS or to be certain for mixed/native mode?

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by deltree In reply to NT 4 member server can't ...

I suspect you need to manually add a host record to the DNS database for the NT 4.0 server since NT 4 does not support dynamic DNS.

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by Seadogs In reply to NT 4 member server can't ...

I added the NT server as a host record to DNS and was then able to ping the 2k server. I did this before changing the lmhost file

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by Seadogs In reply to NT 4 member server can't ...

I added the NT server to the DNS with no luck. I'm still getting can't find the domain controller for the domain specified error. I am still in the nt server setup so I can't try the LMhosts. I think I will go ahead and install the server in a workgroup and then try to add it to the domain. That way I can try the LMhosts thing. Thanks and please keep the suggetions coming!

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by Seadogs In reply to NT 4 member server can't ...

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