Adding a Win2k Server to an existing NT4 Domain- can see entire network but can only access the nt4 server.
Posted on 2003-11-19
Hi all... hopefully i can keep this short n sweet.
Basically we have an existing NT4 Server as our only domain controller. We have a new VOIP (voice over IP) phone switch that is running on a new Win2k Server.
I want to add the W2k Server to the existing NT4 domain..
However, When i right click "my computer" [properties] [network id tab] and go to "rename this computer or join a domain" there is no "network identification wizard" like there is on the Win2k PRO version which allows me to connect to the existing domain.
I did it anyways... I specified the domain name to connect to ...went to our nt4 server and made a username/password... then came back down to the new Win2k Server
When I double clicked "my network places" and navigated to my existing domain... it was there.. I can see all of the computers on the network and the NT4 Server. I double clicked the NT4 Server and it prompted me for a password... so i put in the username and pass that i created earlier and i was able to access all the files on the server....
Heres the problem...
I get prompted for usernames and passwords for every other computer on the network that I try to access... if i was "truely" on the domain, Id be able to double click any computer in my domain and at least see their shared folder and printers folder.
In W2K Pro, you create a user on the local machine and can set them up as an administrator to the local machine and set that profile to logon to a domain controller....
In W2k Server, I dont see an ability to do this... Ultimately I want the default "Administer" account to log on to our domain...
Create a new local user account with local administrative privelages that logs on to our existing domain. and i dont see anywhere to do this since the network setup wizard is gone.