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  • Problem joining 2003 Server Domain with Vista

    Hello,

    I am having a problem joining my laptop with Vista to a 2003 server domain. This was easy with Windows XP Pro but with Vista there are many changes. Can anyone tell me what I may be missing? thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Re: Problem joining 2003 Server Domain with Vista

    Could you please tell us what error message you get and what stage in the process it occurs?
    Also what version of Vista your laptop has?
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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    • #3
      Re: Problem joining 2003 Server Domain with Vista

      Some info that may be helpful. http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...r+domain&meta=
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

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      • #4
        Re: Problem joining 2003 Server Domain with Vista

        Ok. Here is my hardware config and the troubeshooting I've done. Hope this helps.
        ------------
        HARDWARE: 2003 ENTERPRISE SERVER
        - DNS, DHCP,WINS
        ROUTER – LINKSYS
        WORKSTATION (XP)
        ACER LAPTOP (VISTA ULTIMATE)

        TROUBLESHOOTING: a. Turned off DHCP on the router
        b. DHCP turned on the 2003 server
        c. Added the laptop to the domain
        d. Added the admin user to the domain
        e. Configured the laptop – “obtain an IP address automatically
        “obtain DNS server address automatically
        “checked mark the IPV6 & IPV4
        f. Can ping the router, server, and workstation
        g. Can not see the other PCs in the network
        h.. Can not map a network drive from the server
        i. Can not share a USB printer on the XP box

        ERROR MESSAGES: “CAN NOT FINE THE DOMAIN”
        “NEED ADMIN & PASSWORD”

        - CHANGE TO CORRECT DOMAIN, GAVE IT ADMIN & PASSWORD – STILL CAN NOT CONNECT

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        • #5
          Re: Problem joining 2003 Server Domain with Vista

          Is there an account in active directory for the vista laptop?
          Tom Jones
          MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
          IT Trainer / Consultant
          Ossian Ltd
          Scotland

          ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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          • #6
            Re: Problem joining 2003 Server Domain with Vista

            There is an account in the active directory.

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            • #7
              Re: Problem joining 2003 Server Domain with Vista

              Check that the DHCP server is issuing the correct DNS server address - which in your case will be the IP address of the domain controller.

              Issue these commands at the Vista workstation:
              Code:
              ipconfig /release
              then
              Code:
              ipconfig /renew
              Now check that the first DNS server on the Vista laptop is the IP address of the Domain Controller.
              Best wishes,
              PaulH.
              MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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              • #8
                Re: Problem joining 2003 Server Domain with Vista

                I found the problem - WINS. I had the incorrect IP address in Wins.

                Thanks all.

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                • #9
                  Re: Problem joining 2003 Server Domain with Vista

                  Thanks for letting us know - it's always useful to get the reason why. Best wishes.
                  Best wishes,
                  PaulH.
                  MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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