Joining Windows 2000 member server to a Windows 2003 domain

Posted on 2005-03-26
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Currently attempting to Join a Windows 2000 member server to a Windows 2003 domain but it keeps returning an access denied error, credentials are correct as I have tested a Windows XP workstation which works fine.  Is there something I'm missing, any security template that doesn't allow windows 2000 server to join, or licensing perhaps, any ideas out there.

The process to get where I did was the Windows 2000 member server was a member of a windows 2000 domain, I took the windows 2000 domain off line, as the client wanted it to be left untouched as a roll back plan, joined a workgroup, then attempted to rejoin the domain which had the same name as the windows 2000 domain, but it returns the above error of access denied.

The Windows 2003 server has had all updates applied, but I'm not too sure about the Windows 2000 server.

Assistance in any form would be appreciated
Question by:blueenergy
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ID: 13637712

Check the registry here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA crashonauditfail
[REG_DWORD] = 0x2

Change crashonauditfai to 0x0

You must empty the event logs and check/change the setting in the default domain
controller policy to make sure that it is not reset back to 2 on reboot.

In the policy edit default domain controller policy, then go to computer
configuration, then windows settings, then security settings, then local policies,
then security options, then Audit: Shut down system immediately if unable to log
security audits, click define policy setting, then set to disable.

Accepted Solution

satyatech earned 1500 total points
ID: 13637716
Would like to know if you go to Computer properties>Network Identification>More>make sure that the domain name is not there.

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