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    Hello,

    I have two questions on joining a server 2003 domain. I have one server 2003(say this as server) where i have setup DNS(with forward and reverse lookup zones) with domain name as: xyz.inc. I have even installed and integrated AD with DNS. Now i have other server 2003 system(say this as client) on the network, which i want to join into the domain of this server. For this, i went to client machine's system properties and entered the domain name which is: xyz.inc, but i get following error message when i press ok button.

    Code:
    A domain controller for the domain xyz.inc could not be contacted.
    
    Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly.
    
    If the name is correct, click Details for troubleshooting information.
    But if i replace xyz.inc with just xyz then i get a window asking for my server's domain administrator user name and password. My question is why isn't this accepting xyz.inc??

    For now, i joined the client using "xyz" and now when i try to login in the client machine using some user a/c created in server i get following error message:

    Code:
    The system cannot log you on due to the following error:
    
    The name or security ID (SID) of the domain specified is inconsistent with the trust information for that domain.
    
    Please try again or consult your system administrator.
    Can anyone please tell me, what am i doing wrong here?

  • #2
    Re: joining server 2003 server as client?

    the period denotes a subnet division?
    Thus the new machine is looking for the xyz subnet in the inc domain?

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    • #3
      Re: joining server 2003 server as client?

      so does that mean that when joining any domain i must enter it without the periods? is this normal? and what if companies have multiple subnets like for ex., xyz.co.uk or something??

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      • #4
        Re: joining server 2003 server as client?

        I also managed to resolve my client login issue. The problem was that i had created a same server copy because of which SID was duplicate. To resolve i used NewSID tool from:

        http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...es/NewSid.mspx

        Regards,

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        • #5
          Re: joining server 2003 server as client?

          Glad you got it sorted and thanks for posting back with your solution.

          Just some FYI...

          so does that mean that when joining any domain i must enter it without the periods? is this normal? and what if companies have multiple subnets like for ex., xyz.co.uk or something??
          No, if DNS is configured properly you should be able to put in the FQDN. BTW - dots don't separate "subnets"

          Subnet
          DNS

          HTH
          Regards,
          Jeremy

          Network Consultant/Engineer
          Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
          www.gma-cpa.com

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          • #6
            Re: joining server 2003 server as client?

            so, how can i check where the problem is in DNS?

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            • #7
              Re: joining server 2003 server as client?

              Here's some links to read

              http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true
              http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true
              Regards,
              Jeremy

              Network Consultant/Engineer
              Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
              www.gma-cpa.com

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