Laptop Loosing connectivity to 2003 Server Domain

Posted on 2006-05-11
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have a Dell XP laptop that looses connection to a Dell Windows 2003 server running a domain.  All the other computer in the office have no problems staying connected but the laptop looses its connectivity to the server and cannot reconnect without rebooting the server and the laptop. The laptop seems so be able to connect to the internet even though it can not connect to the domain server. I'm at a loss to figure out what to  check next.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Question by:djh27525
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    Expert Comment

    Have  you tried removing the comptuer from the domain and re-adding it?  There might be a problem with it's AD object.

    Author Comment

    Well I am kind of new at all this. How might I go about doing that?

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    Expert Comment

    Before you try that - remove any ISP DNS settings from the NIC on that workstation - point it only to your DNS server.

    Also, check the binding order:

    1)  Right-click My Network Places and select Properties.
    2)  From the menu bar select Advanced.
    3)  From the context menu select Advanced Settings.
    4)  Make sure the real NIC (one connected to the LAN) is at the top of the binding order.  Select it and move it up with the arrows.

    If you changed the binding order, then reboot the PC.

    Author Comment

    Are the 4 steps above for the laptop? I didn't see anything but the firewall stuff in the advanced area. Did I miss something?


    Author Comment

    What I did to make it work without rebooting is I logged the user on to another workstation and then logged them off. We went back to the laptop and logged in and now it is back working. Does this make sense why this would work like this?


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