Solved

Not finding domain SBS 2003, XP Pro client, notebook

Posted on 2004-04-29
3
356 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 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

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
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…

740 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