running 98se on new client. its taking the place of the old computer in its place.
not at first, but after difficulty connecting to domain, i removed the node4 ( comp identity in server and in netwrk neighborhood ) from the server management for domains console in nt.
i then added it again.
i set wins & gateway to the same value they were in the old. ditto on the subnet
the server does not assign ip's so i assigned one manually, one that had nvr been used on this network.
we are using client for m/soft networks.
it iwll not join the domain. the network logon screen at startup tells me there is no server to verify my password!!
i can ping the server. i can find the server using a find computer command on the client.
i then tried using the small biz server console on the server. it has a wizard for connecting to the domain by automating some of the manual functions in netwrk nbrhood. it involved making a floppy and running a setup.exe from the client, then rebooting. i tried that and i still cant be validated by the server.
ive posted this in a cpl of other forums, but no replies. i have searched m/soft KBase but im not knowledgeable enough on the topic to really know what im looking for.
can anyone give me some pointers or a link to step by step instruction on how to add a new computer to an nt domain? i'm a first timer to networking, so some basic knowledge would be helpful as well. the user manual for the server is useless!! sorry about only offering 90 points but its all i have on my account. what would really be great is if you could come to my office and do it for me :-)
edit. oops, i forgot to mention its a shared dsl internet connection. all clients connect to an artsoft 800tc connectrator. the leds are all green and the activity light on the particular connection in question blinks when i try to connect at logon. i thought that might be pertinant.
thank you in advance