Solved

Not finding domain SBS 2003, XP Pro client, notebook

Posted on 2004-04-29
3
355 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I have a network. Every user can see the domain, including another notebook. There is one notebook, which was upgraded from XP Home to XP Professional, which sees the network, accesses the Internet, but doesn't find the domain. I get the errors "a domain controller for the doman myserver.local could not be found" and "DNS name does not exist" when trying to make it a member of the domain.
0
Comment
Question by:Netlink2
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
richy92 earned 500 total points
ID: 10960024
check the DNS settings on the XP Machine - it is quite likely this is a DNS Problem

Windows XP will try to find its domain controller using the DNS server in its tcp ip properties
if the server is not set or the server its pointing to is not holding a copy of the active directory intergrated dns domain

it could be that the notebook is pointing at the isp dns server - or one that doesnt know about your domain - check the other laptops

of course the notebook could also be using a proxy for its internet access
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Netlink2
ID: 10983043
The DNS settings are correct, I have included the ip setting of the server for DNS address. The proxy is set to auto detect. Any other ideas ?.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Netlink2
ID: 10984355
I worked out that the server DNS needs to be set as the primary DNS at the client. Having it as a secondary or additional DNS doesn't work.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
asset tags - importance 3 28
DNS times out 2 14
How IXFR works with BIND name server? 6 26
VPN Server config in Modem 5 27
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
#Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question