XP Pro to Win2K Domain connection problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sean, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. sean

    sean OSNN One Post Wonder

    St Charles, MO
    Ok, let me see if I can explain this. I have a network of about 30 PC's.I have Win2K Server as a domain server. Until now all the client machines have been 98 or 2000 Pro. I put my first XP Pro client on the network and I am having connection problems. I can log on the domain fine at first. Once logged on I have access to all appropriate PC's on the domain. However, after I install new programs or let the XP machine set idle for a while I lose my connection to the domain. I can still see all the PC's on the domain, but I have no access to them. For instance I have a PC named Digital4 on the network. When I try to connect to it I get the hourglass for about a minute, then a box pops up wanting a username and password. I shouldn't need to enter this.When I enter it I get an error message "You might not have permission to use this network resource." I know I have permission because I had access to that PC earlier.

    Now, I found a way around this but it is a pain of a process. I go to control panel\system\computer name\change. I then change from domain to workgroup.
    On reboot I have to log on as "administrator" even though the user is an administrator. Once booted I change back from workgroup to domain. I reboot and log in as the user and once again have full domain access until I install a program or let the PC set idle. I can log off or reboot and log on as the user after I lose the connection. At logon I get no errors and it appears that I have logged on the domain but I don't have access. I do not have any of these issues with the 98 or 2000 machines. I have two XP machines and both do the same thing.
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    Change the XP machines back to 2000.