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W2k Fileserver will not join SBS2000 domain with domain admin having administrative local rights to W2k server machine.

Posted on 2006-04-05
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Good Day Experts,

I removed a w2k fileserver from our SBS2000 Domain and received the error " the computer has been disjoined from the domain but the administrative account was not inactivated" and then when i try to re-add the server to the domain and login afterwards i don't have rights to make shares available or start SQL server services with the SBS domain admin account.  Is there a quick fix?

Many THanks,

Ellsworth
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by:Walter Padrón
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Isn't clear for me, the server was rejoined to the domain succesfully?
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by:ellsworth2000
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Yes the server is rejoined to the domain though the domain admin login doesn't have local administrative rights to the w2k server.  Like i can't create shares or start services when i log on to the w2k server with the domain administrator.

Thanks,

Ellsworth
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by:ellsworth2000
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How could I access user accounts when i log on locally with the local admin account?

Many Thanks,

Ellsworth
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Walter Padrón earned 2000 total points
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Logon as a local administrator (not domain) go to My PC/<right click>/Manage/Local User and Groups/Groups/Administrators and add your "Domain Admins" group, but this must be done automatically when you join the domain.
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Wpadron,

The problem was that i had the TCP/IP settings set so the fileserver was looking for our external DNS server being that i had to use the internet while our internal DNS server was down.  Once I put in the correct DNS address everything worked perfectly.  

Thanks for your comments and effort: )

Ellsworth
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