Active directory local computer problem Urgent 500 points

I have SBS 2003. with XP client machnes.

When i try to add either a user or OU to the local admin group of a client machine it cant see to find the active dirctory entries.

The locations that are avalible are only what the local computer is called.

user need to be local admin for a peice of software to work.

I have done this before on other networks and it resolves the entries with active directory fine


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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

If it's having problems finding the domain you should check the DNS settings on the PC. That's one of the most likely causes of problems like yours.

For an SBS network it's pretty likely your XP client should have the DNS Server set to the SBS Server itself.



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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
are you simply not changing the "look in" from machine name to domain name???
ellandrdAuthor Commented:
Nope pete and i will check Chris
Either DNS/WINS is messed up or the computer is not part of the domain.  You may try to reset the computer's account in the AD with the computer powered up.
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