troubleshooting Question

Can't see domain when adding domain users on a computer

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AberdoFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows Server 2003
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Hi everyone,
                  I have setup a new Windows Server 2003, in fact the only one on this network.  I have AD, DHCP, DNS, TS and VPN running.  I have 10-15 clients (all WinXP Pro) that will eventually be connecting through a VPN.  I have created user accounts on the server and so far have just added them to the users group (except myself, I also added myself to the administrators group).  I am currently in the process of adding each workstation to the domain, and have done so successfully.  I can browse the network by using both UNC and through "Network Places" successfully.  When I go to add a domain user to the local administrators group on any of the PCs, and click on the "locations" tab I only see the local computer.  However, if as soon as I login, I go to the local administrators group it shows up for a second then either disappears or when I choose the user it tells me "the domain is either not valid or it cannot communicate with it.  So it looks like it initially gets a "entire directory", but then looses it.  I have tried different user accounts (local and domain).  I am not sure if it is a rights issue, communication issue or a setting issue on the new server.  Unfortunately, time is against me, so any help on this would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks alot in advance!!

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