New 2003 Server can't see any printers in the domain
Posted on 2005-05-04
I have an NT4 domain, lets call it "smithco". It is a samll domain, with only 35 or so users.
An NT4 server called MAINSERV was the PDC, and had a NT4 Terminal Server acting as the BDC, it is called TERMSERV. I took a third machine, loaded NT4 on it, loaded all of the upgrades, patches and service packs and then promoted it to PDC.
Then, I loaded 2003 Server Standard on it. At one point during the 2003 install (I think the Active Directory part, but I'm not sure), it wanted a different type of DOMAIN name. It gave me an example of adding a prefix to it. So I named it main.smithco.com. Didn't really want to to it, but I didn't think I had a choice.
Everything seemed to go well, except for a two or three things. Users (for the most part) can log on OK, and this new 2003 server can see other servers and workstations on the network. But, there are a few problems. The first (I'll make the others seperate questions) is from my new 2003 server, I can't add a printer. Can't browse for a printer, can't type the \\john\hp5 or anything.
The ultimate goal, is when I get there two or three little kinks worked out, I'm going to join a new 2003 server to the domain to take the place of MainServ and TermServ.