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    Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

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    by aopb ·

    I’ve a new computer which runs xp pro and
    followed the procedure to connect to the
    domain and got an error message ‘ a domain
    controller for the domain NAME could not be
    contacted.’ The Server is upgraded to sp6a. I
    even upgrade Win2000 to xp which was
    connected to server and receive the same
    error.

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    • #2678001

      Reply To: Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      by uffe.sommerlund ·

      In reply to Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      are you running a DNS enviroment
      when trying to connect Logon to a domain it requires a DNS server in Windows 2000.
      How big is the network.

      If small and do not want DNS then at least a LMhost file with the IP + Server name must be there to resolve the address.

    • #2677884

      Reply To: Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      by gigelul ·

      In reply to Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      You added with ServerManager the new computer name in domain and then you tried to join the computer to the domain?
      If yes, try a different way:
      -join the new computer to a workgroup
      -delete computer account/name from domain
      -join the new computer to domain, use “add to domain” options and use DomainAdmin credentials.

    • #2677841

      Reply To: Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      by aopb ·

      In reply to Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      This system is small, which is use for radio
      (studio & production). I checked network
      settings from control panel, where the
      protocols and services listed like -: netbeui
      protocol, computer browser, netbios interface,
      rpc config., server and workstation. Is WINS /
      DNS require for the ip address?

    • #2679495

      Reply To: Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      by martin_hero ·

      In reply to Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      That’s So easy , just add Netbuie protocol in XP pro where u can find in XP CD !

    • #2677543

      Reply To: Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      by woody h ·

      In reply to Trying to join xp pro to NT4 server

      Edit your lmhost file. Make it look like this:

      xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx servername #PRE #DOM

      Basically what that does is preloads that ip address with that server name and tells the computer its the first server to be contacted for the domain. The most likely reason your not finding a domain controller is name resolution, and this will fix it. Hope this helps.

      Woody

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