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I've set up a new Win 2000 server.  It is running as a domain controller.  I am able to log onto it from a Win NT 4 machine with no problem.  But the moment I try to log onto from a Win NT professional machine, I get the following error:

The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "HPC_LAB":

The Network Path was not found.

I've got both machines network properties set up the same (with the exception of their IP address - which are one number apart from one another)

I've read all of the files in the microsoft knoweldge base... still not working.

Is there anyone out there that can point me in the right direction.

The server has both machine accounts and user accounts for these machines... I've checked and double checked about a thousand times.

Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided!!!

Jason
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Question by:busbyj
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by:Zoplax
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Try these steps.

1.  Unjoin the Windows 2000 Professional computer from the domain.  Join it to a workgroup instead.

2.  Change the name of the Windows 2000 workstation to some random name (Goofy, Pluto, JohnDoe, something you're not likely to use).

3.  Restart the Windows 2000 machine.

4.  From a Windows NT 4 machine at which you're logged is as a domain admin, delete the Windows 2000 Professional machine's account from the domain.

5.  Change the name of the Windows 200 machine back to what you originally intended it to be.

6.  Follow Windows 2000's procedure to join your NT domain (of course provide an administrator-level username and password to create a domain account).


Hope this helps.  Don't know exactly why this happens; maybe it's an issue with running Windows 2000 in compatibility mode.  <shrug>  Good luck, report back with the results.
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by:alpha_male
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Or, try and add the Pro workstation to the domain at your PDC. You can do this through server manager.


The only problem I have encountered is it will change your profile if you had created a profile.
c:\documents and settings\username.domain
will be changed to c:\documents and settings\username.domain.000

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by:busbyj
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Thanks guys...

still no luck  :(

if you come up with any more thoughts... please let me know.

thanks,
jason
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darylw earned 400 total points
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This occurs when File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks is not enabled on the Windows 2000 domain controller. To resolve this  Right-click My Network Places, and then click Properties.Click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.Click to select the "File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks" check box, and then click OK.
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