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How to join Windows 2000 domain

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How do I join 95,98 and NT worstations to win2000 AD.
I get error as "Domain controller not available" when trying to join the domain.
NT workstation has SP6 installed and DSclient installed, even after that we are not able to join the network
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Have you checked the network settings, put them on automatically obtain IP adress if you use DHCP in your win2000 server.

If you don't use DHCP be sure to put them in the same subnet.

After you've done this,
for the win95/98 machines:
Start => run => type "winipcfg" (without the quotes) and press enter, now press release all and renew all

for the nt machines:
Start => run => type "ipconfig /release /all" and press enter
Start => run => type "ipconfig /renew /all" and press enter

Now try joining the domain again.

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Are you using WINS on the W2K domain? NT will not find the domain using DNS since naming in NT is done with NetBIOS and not DNS.  If you have loaded WINS, you just need to point all devices to the WINS server.  If you are not using WINS then you have to add an entry to the lmhosts file of the NT machines to find the domain controller.  The 9x systems will not be able to join the domain like NT or W2K machines.  Users can log into the domain from these machines, but machine names are not registered in the domain.
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First question is all machines getting an IP address in the same subnet? and second can you browse the network and see the Domain?
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OK....first off, it is not possible for 9x machines to 'join' a domain. They can use domain resources, but technically will never join the domain.
Make sure that you have the correct information filled in in 'Client for Microsoft Networking'. Also, set the workgroup name to be the same as the domain name that you are using.

As for Windows NT, make sure that the computer account created for the NT machine in AD has the 'allow pre-windows 2000 machines to use this account' option checked. On the NT box, make sure that you specify the info for the DNS server and WINS servers.
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> OK....first off, it is not possible for 9x machines to 'join' a domain.
Not true, they can join a domain, but the don't support things like roaming profiles.

win98 can connect to the domain using:

Network neighborhood (right click -- properties) -->
1. Click "Client for Microsoft Networks" (properties) --> select the box of "login Windows NT Network" & entry the W2K domain name into Empty field
2. Select the scrolling bar (choose the Clients for Microsoft Networks"
3. Click File & printing share
(select the box for file share & printer share from Win98)
4. PC reboot, then you can see the domain logon menu will be come out. Finally, the Windows 98 PC now become a member of domain.

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Tru dat LucF
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I think I answered this question. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
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I agree with LucF
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