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Problem in adding a workstation to a win2K domain

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hi guys,

i have a typical problem i'm facing. i had a win2k domain in which my domain controller was giving some problems. we have a number of resources being accessed by clients from this server. so to avoid making ne changes on the client side we decided to get a new machine, disconnect the old server from teh n/w, assign this new server the same IP and hostname as the old server, promote it as a domain controller, then install all r required programs and resources on this new server and get it up n running.
so the clients are still gonna log onto the same domain, the new server has the same host name as the old server, n the same IP. also i wud likee to add that this server is the only domain controller on my network.

my problem arises after i have promoted my new server to domain controller. i have made the corresponding user accounts on this new server. but my workstations r not able to log into the domain. i get a msg that says that the computer account does not exist on the domain, or somthing to taht effect.

i created the computer account on the domain controller using active directory users and computers. and then i tried loggin in from the workstation even then i get the same msg.

one possible solution i came across was, at the workstation, if i change the membership to workgroup, n then once again chnage it back to domain, then evrythin starts to work perfectly and i am able to log onto the domain.

but then doing ne work at the client end is exactly what we r tryin to avoid, coz going to over a hundred machines and changin their membership is not really feasible.

so what i want to know is taht is there a solution to my problem without involving ne client side work.

also my workstations r a combination of win2k pro, winxp, win95 n win98.

thanx a lot in advance for ne suggestions and comments.

sharjilsalem
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