winxp cannot join to win2003 domain
Posted on 2005-03-31
I am trying to join a winxp machine to a windows 2003 domain but failed all the time. It always give me an error message as: your computer could not be joined to the domain because the following error has occurred: access is denied.
When I tried to join to domain, I am using the domain administrator account. I've tested by another winxp pc to join to the same domain with administrator and got no problem, so it sounds like to me that the domain controller has no problem.
I then installed another win2003 domain controller, which is an indepent one with different domain name and subnet. I got the same error message when I tried to join that winxp pc to the new domain!
On this bad winxp pc, I can ping the domain controller with IP address and computer name, the DNS and gateway had been both set to the domain controller. There is only one dc in the network, actually only 2 machines in the network when I was doing the test.
I don't know what's wrong with that winxp machine. It was a win2000 domain member pc 1 week ago and has been removed from the old domain to a workgroup this week. When I tried to join it to a win2003 domain the day before yesterday, those stories happened and I am really confused.
Anyone get any idea?