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    Hello friends,

    I have to format one machine HD and to fresh install win XP sp2. Do anybody just brief me how i can connect this computer to SBS 2003 domain. I am getting error "network path not found " while acessing this machine from my network place on server. I have done client setup wizard.Any link to site is also useful.

    RMK

  • #2
    Firstly is the network card in your client working ok? Can you ping your SBS server by name and ip?

    If so then for XP right click on My Computer and goto properties. Click computer name tab, click the change button and select member of domain and enter the domain name. You will be prompted for a username and password and away you go. It will need to be rebooted and then it will be ready to log onto your sbs domain.
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    • #3
      Tony that is the ENTERPRISE way to do things. In SBS we connect to //<servername>/connectcomputer and then the wizard does what you need including installing apps.
      TIA

      Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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      • #4
        Originally posted by teiger
        Tony that is the ENTERPRISE way to do things. In SBS we connect to //<servername>/connectcomputer and then the wizard does what you need including installing apps.
        In addition, it use the usmt tool to transfer the old profile to the sbs profile.
        i think that is the best way to connect computer to sbs2003 server.
        Good Luck

        Shai

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        • #5
          Shai

          it can transfer any LOCAL profile as part of the Wizard - if you want to transfer another DOMAIN profile, then save it before running the wizard using the USMT tool manually.
          TIA

          Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
          http://www.wintra.co.il/
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          • #6
            thanks for the highlight
            Good Luck

            Shai

            MCSE 2003+Security;MCSE 2003+Messaging
            HP ASE;HP AIS;HP APS

            So, from me to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember:
            the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Good Day!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by teiger
              Tony that is the ENTERPRISE way to do things. In SBS we connect to //<servername>/connectcomputer and then the wizard does what you need including installing apps.
              Well its how the rest of the world does it!! Why on earth would you need a wizard to do such a simple task!!!??? I know SBS is designed for people who aren't admins. They just are the accounts person at the company and as "they use a computer so they should be able to look after the box that does e-mail and internet"!!!!

              Amazing what stuff you find out!!

              PS - Sorry for the delay... been on holiday for the week
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              • #8
                You are correct that that is simple. So is:
                Creating a home directory;
                Setting permissions;
                Configuring login script;
                Inserting proxy settings in IE;
                Ensuring you have the latest service packs;
                installing included applications;
                Setting up an outlook profile
                and probably some other things I have forgotten.
                They are all simple things but you may forget one of them, so a wizard makes it simple to do and impossible to forget!!
                TIA

                Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
                http://www.wintra.co.il/
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                • #9
                  Actually I forgot the most important reason....
                  If you don't use connectcomputer, you workstation will not show up in the list of client computers in the RWW (Remote Web Workplace) and you won't be able to work on it remotely.
                  TIA

                  Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
                  http://www.wintra.co.il/
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                  Iím honoured to have been selected for the SMB 150 list for 2013. This is the third time in succession (no logo available for 2011) that I have been honoured with this award.

                  We donít stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

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                  • #10
                    Wow! So many things that SBS does to make life easy! And i thought a standard 2003 server dumbed things down!
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