Windows XP cannot communicate with Windows 2003 SBS

Posted on 2005-04-30
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
Hi, I have a problem with one Windows XP Workstation.  
I have a Windows 2003 SBServer with a domain "LAWOFFICE".

All my other workstations are able to logon and are able to get the Group Policy settings from the server but this one machine doesnt.  I have tried doing start---run-----gpupdate /force nothing happens.  My logon script that I have designed to re-connect the network drivers and other does not appear on this workstation but on all the others yes.

What can I do to fix this problem a.s.a.p.?   It had happened to me once before and I re-installed windows but I do not want to do that.  
Also this machine does not have Service Pack 2.
Question by:dieseldom
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    Accepted Solution

    but the machine can communicate with other  machines and server in the network?
    I would suggest this :

    1. rename the workstation
    if not helped
    2. remove the ws from the domain, remove it from AD.
    if not helped
    3. boot up in safe mode and open a dos prompt, use the SFC /SCANNOW command (have the XP cd at hand)
    if not helped
    4. spare yourself some time and re-install the WS.

    it's always usefull to have ghost images of your workstations, so youre re-install time is peanuts

    Author Comment

    Hi, I have resolved this problem my self.  It was the DNS.  I had to manually input it and now its fine.

    Thanks for being the only one to have an answer to my question, so I will grant you the points.

    Thanks again!

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