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User right on W2Kserver on NT4 domain

By sostermann ·
I have a small network with an NT4 machine as the PDC. There is one Windows 2000 server on the network that does not have active diectory installed. I am trying to set user rights to folders on the W2k server. I can find the domain that has the users/groups and add them to the security setting how ever they still do not have access. It's as if the W2K server is not recognizing the users/groups even though it found them in the domain listing under the security tab. Does the W2K server need to bea domain controller? It would not seem logical seeing how it finds the users in the domain. Please help.

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by Bazz00 In reply to User right on W2Kserver o ...

Have you shared the files and folders on the W2k machine to the correct users and groups?

Check if there are any restrictive rights for the users permisions to the files further up the tree.

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by sostermann In reply to User right on W2Kserver o ...

Folder is shared correctly. It is the only folder in the tree. Rights seem to only be effected for local accounts not account in the domain.

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by quintar51 In reply to User right on W2Kserver o ...

is the 2kserver part of the NT4 domain?

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by timwalsh In reply to User right on W2Kserver o ...

Local user account credentials can only be used if those users are logged on at the local computer (vs. logged on to the domain through that computer), or if that computer were a member of a peer-to-peer network / workgroup. Your only other choice to be able to use local user account credentials would be to map the shared resource providing credentials in the context of that local computer (using the "Connect using a different user name" link in the "Map network drive" applet)

Also, Win2K requires Active Directory to become a Domain Controller (DC). A Win2K DC CANNOT exist in an NT4 domain.

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by sostermann In reply to User right on W2Kserver o ...

Thanks but this didn't help. I understand local vs. domain accounts, I was trying to use the domain accounts on the win2k machine but they weren't working.

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by bohicam1 In reply to User right on W2Kserver o ...

Try this for a fix....on the win2k server, right click "my computer" and choose manage.
From that screen click on users and groups, click on groups and then right click on the users group, select add and on the top of the box, change the selection in the drop down box to the domain rather than the local machine and add the users from there. You may have to install NETBEUI
to do this, can't remember.
Sorry, I have not worked on a win2k server that wasn't a domain controller in a while but with a bit of fiddling around, this should work.
Good luck!

Mike

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