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    nabatika (Please disregard this made up word, I'm using it for search purposes)

    The problem that I am having is not being able to log on to my domain after attaching to it. The computer that I am trying to attach to the domain can ping and share files from and to the server. After I change the computer name I'm able to attach to the domain but when I reboot the computer says that it can't find the domain. After attaching to the DC my computer shows up in the list of computers but I'm unable to manage it. At time the DC will disable the computer. I use both administrator accounts (local and Domain Admin) when trying to attach). The computer is acting like it does not see the network at the log on prompt for windows XP. What else can I try? By the way what is a tag?

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    Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it nabatika

    more information, I can tell that my computer can see the domain because when I use a bogus password it displays the message that the username or password is incorrect but when I use the correct one it says that the domain can not be found

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    • #3
      Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it nabatika

      You don't need the made up word.
      You can subscribe to all kind of threads, you can use the search funtionality and there are numbers of ways to find your own posts.
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        Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it nabatika

        To second Dumber: there's no need for made up words, especially in the thread title - the title of this thread is misleading as a result. Some people may well view it as spam.

        In any case...

        What operating system does the domain controller run?

        What edition of XP are you using (Pro or Pro x64)?

        What method are you using to add the computer to the domain?

        Are there any errors in the event logs on the DC or the workstation?
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        • #5
          Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it nabatika

          When you changed the computer name did you re-join it back to the domain???

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            Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it nabatika

            Originally posted by Richw007 View Post
            what is a tag?
            It is a keyword you can attach to your post... One of its advantages is that you can later search by it ... So, as Dumber said, no need to invent new words. Use the tags!

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            • #7
              Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it

              Originally posted by Richw007 View Post
              nabatika (Please disregard this made up word, I'm using it for search purposes)

              The problem that I am having is not being able to log on to my domain after attaching to it. The computer that I am trying to attach to the domain can ping and share files from and to the server. After I change the computer name I'm able to attach to the domain but when I reboot the computer says that it can't find the domain. After attaching to the DC my computer shows up in the list of computers but I'm unable to manage it. At time the DC will disable the computer. I use both administrator accounts (local and Domain Admin) when trying to attach). The computer is acting like it does not see the network at the log on prompt for windows XP. What else can I try? By the way what is a tag?

              You can try these steps in this order,
              • Unjoin the machine from the domain (Add to a workgroup) and restart machine.
              • Find the computer object in AD (ADUC) and make sure is not disabled (No red Cross)
              • If so, enable.
              • If not disabled, reset its password (R click - Reset account)
              • Go back to your machine and Join back to the domain.

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              • #8
                Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it

                I agree, although i'd delete the computer account from aduc, then re add the machine to the domain.
                have u tried giving this workstation static ip and dns?
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                • #9
                  Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it

                  Originally posted by uk_network View Post
                  have u tried giving this workstation static ip and dns?
                  'Static' IP is better off assigned using a DHCP reservation.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it

                    Originally posted by uk_network View Post
                    I agree, although i'd delete the computer account from aduc, then re add the machine to the domain.
                    have u tried giving this workstation static ip and dns?
                    I don't think IP configuration or DNS is an issue in here, since he is saying that he was able to join to the domain initially. I think is more to do with the secure channel comunication between the Machine and AD.
                    With that in mind just resseting the Computer account and re-join the machine to the domain will tell us if it is.
                    Deleting the account from AD and getting the user to create a new object might not necessarily indicate what the problem is if the corrent object resides in the Computers containers and presuming the Security settings for the object have not been changed.
                    Also worth checking for Dublicate accounts..which would come up if steps I mentioned before are to be followed.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it

                      I've had a similar problem before with domain can not be found and it was because of a dodgey dhcp server, so i suggested static ip just for troubleshooting.
                      Last edited by uk_network; 5th November 2008, 13:49.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it

                        It could well be a possibility....
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                        • #13
                          Re: Can't log on to Domain after attaching XP to it

                          due to a lack of information in the post I think this problem will be difficult
                          to solve. I am going to assume that this is some sort of
                          test system.

                          Firstly I wouldnt disregard DNS issues as we dont know
                          how the server has been setup.

                          Secondly I agree with previous posts about using a static
                          ip address intially. No point worrying about dhcp until you
                          can successfully connect to the domain.

                          Thirdly, back to DNS, it is possible to join a domain without
                          DNS working correctly. However incorrect DNS setup will
                          have login symptoms. Furthermore incorrect network settings
                          may also be part of it.

                          If the poster could give more infomation on his setup
                          then more specific help might be given. Otherwise
                          this thread could end up 10 pages long.

                          Cheers, jewen.

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