adding workstations to a 2003 server domain
Posted on 2004-10-27
I have a 2003 server that will run 15 or so work stations, some wireless, some wired. I have been able to get two stations to join the domain, but they take a long time to log on [3 minutes]. I am setting up roaming users. The server is running DNS and has been assigned 192.168.5.250. I have a router acting as a DHCP server with a gateway of 192.168.5.1. It is able to assign IP numbers to all computers.
The new set up is running parallel with an old 4.2 Novel server, but that does not seem to interfere. The plan is to get most of the stations working on the new 2003 server, install the new data base program [that is supported on the Windows platform], and then remove the Novel stuff.
At this time once logged on, if I go to Windows Explorer on the server, and check the permissions on the default user directory, all entities have a series of numbers. Often I cannot access the user directory until these numbers turn into the users names.