Cannot log on to the domain

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wingman411, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have 5 XP PRO computers out of 32 that cannot connect to the domain. The machines used to connect and in fact sometime do connect. All the machines are connected via hub/switches. I have admin rights on the machines. I tried changing the nics, new network cable, moving the nics to a different pci slot, but nothing works.

    Please someone help.
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Is the PC that controls AD also the PC that hosts DNS? If you are hosting DNS through a router then you will need to hard code the DNS of the server.
     
  3. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    This is in a computer lab in a middle school. The network is a WAN on a district server. I do not have control over the server.
     
  4. sinnoc00

    sinnoc00 Mad as a Lorry

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    Have you tried removing, then re-adding the computers to the domain ? Could be worth a go (assuming you can get them to connect to the network that is :rolleyes: )
     
  5. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Yes, we were able to get into safe mode and enable the administrator account and then rejoin the domain. They all work now.
    Thanks for everyone's input.