connect a client PC to Windows 2003 server
Posted on 2005-04-05
I have a Windows 2003 server which will replace and exisitng NT server on the network. Both servers are currently on the network with a trust between them and data being transferred to the new machine. Network printers have already been added to the new server and now I want to add the client PC's
I have 2 new Win XP PC's and have tried to connect them on to the 2003 domain using the Control Panel, System, Computer Name, Change, enter the domain enviro.local and it will not connect. but they will easily connect to the NT server domain.
The message it comes up with - ( Ihav etried both enviro and enviro.local as the domain name to connect to....)
Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.
The domain name enviro might be a NetBIOS domain name. If this is the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with WINS.
If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS configuration.
The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain enviro:
The error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."
(error code 0x000005B4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)
The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.enviro
The DNS servers used by this computer for name resolution are not responding. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses:
Verify that this computer is connected to the network, that these are the correct DNS server IP addresses, and that at least one of the DNS servers is running.
For more information on how to correct this problem, click Help.
Whilst I can ping the old server I do not get a response when I ping the new server,although they are both on the network and transferring data across. I used netscan from the new server and can see the PC's on the network. I tried putting in the machine name in the AD first and then connecting but this did not work as well.
Netscan from the PC's does not see the new server?? I have tried to connect 3 different machines on the network and am getting nowhere, it does not seem to see the AD on the 2003 server. does anyone have any pionters?