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    Remote Admin for W2K server

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    by jimdugmorecom ·

    I’ve got the snapin for the active directory for users and computers and the other admin tools installed on a windows 2000 pro workstation. The problem is I’m unable to use them from my workstation. I receive the following error: “Naming information cannot be located because: The server is not operational. Contact your system adminstrator to verify that you domain is properly configured and is currently online. When I click OK it brings up the AD for users & computers tool with a red X whereyou would normally expand the folder.
    When I right click on the item and try to attach to a domain I can browse to the domain and select it but when the tool attempts to connect I get the following error: “Windows cannot connect to the new domainbecause the server is not operational”
    So maybe the operations master is non-functional. How do I get that portion started?

    The domain controller is a PDC I upgraded from NT4.0sp5 and it has been running fine. I have no problem configuring thedomain on the server but this remote admin has been problematic. The PDC is running in non-native mode as I need to maintain backwards compatibility with W98 & NT4 workstations for the time being.

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    • #3880570

      Remote Admin for W2K server

      by simonchan ·

      In reply to Remote Admin for W2K server

      Microsoft has confirmed that it is a bug that prevents Active Directory Administration tools from accessing multi-homed Windows 2000 Domain Controllers with more than 51 IP addresses.

      Please go tot the following web page for details, http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q258/8/11.ASP

    • #3880528

      Remote Admin for W2K server

      by tony.colgrove ·

      In reply to Remote Admin for W2K server

      Just a note. You only need mixed mode to maintain compatability with NT4 BDC’s. If all you domain controllers are Win2K, then you can move to native mode. Client PC are unaffected. There is also a ADClient for Win9x (on the WIn2k server CD) and one for NT4 (search MS’s site) that allow these client to browse the directory service and change passwords on any DC.

    • #3878482

      Remote Admin for W2K server

      by larromac ·

      In reply to Remote Admin for W2K server

      You will need to add the workstation account you intend to use for remote admin to the local admninstrators grup of the server before you are allowed to connect remotely to the server.

    • #3879331

      Remote Admin for W2K server

      by corky132 ·

      In reply to Remote Admin for W2K server

      that sounds like a dns error?? can you ping that server?? use the FQN.. myserver.domain.com…

      • #3869697

        Remote Admin for W2K server

        by jimdugmorecom ·

        In reply to Remote Admin for W2K server

        I think you nailed it. I’m not sure how to fix it but it seems to be a likely candidate.

    • #3869693

      Remote Admin for W2K server

      by jimdugmorecom ·

      In reply to Remote Admin for W2K server

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