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No domain server was available to validate your password.

Hi,

I'm adding a win98 machine to a SBS 2003 network for the first time. Each time I log on I get the error:

No domain server was available to validate your password. You may not be able to gain access to some network resources

I can ping the win98 machine from the server and see it when I browse the network. However I am unable to ping the server from the win98 machine. IPCONFIG shows:

Windows 98 IP Configuration

      Host Name . . . . . . . . . : LIFESTYLE
      DNS Servers . . . . . . . . :
      Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
      NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . :
      IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No
      WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : No
      NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : No

0 Ethernet adapter :

      Description . . . . . . . . : PPP Adapter.
      Physical Address. . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-00-00
      DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
      IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
      Default Gateway . . . . . . :
      DHCP Server . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
      Primary WINS Server . . . . :
      Secondary WINS Server . . . :
      Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
      Lease Expires . . . . . . . :

1 Ethernet adapter :

      Description . . . . . . . . : SiS NIC SISNIC
      Physical Address. . . . . . : 19-21-68-01-11-11
      DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
      IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.140
      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
      Default Gateway . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
      Primary WINS Server . . . . : 192.168.16.2
      Secondary WINS Server . . . :
      Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
      Lease Expires . . . . . . . :

I tried it with/without default gateway and wins server.
I confused about the PPP adapter on 0 Ethernet adapter, especially as this has a different subnet mask. I'm presuming that win98 finds the first nic and then tries to logon with that. However I cant see where to configure the ppp adapter. In network it has TCP/IP on just two items, a dial-up adapter and the SiS NIC SISNIC.

Thanks in advance....



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bertster
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Kini pradeepCommented:
can you change the binding order of the NIC. make sure its on top.
is there the DS client installed on the client machine.
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bertsterAuthor Commented:
I dont know how to change the binding order in win98, however I've disabled the dial-up adapter in the hardware profile and rebooted - alas the same error.

No DC Client is not installed on client machine
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bertsterAuthor Commented:
DC Client now installed. Problem still exists....
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Kini pradeepCommented:
do you have any win2k and xp clients. do you get any similar problems on them.

http://www.petri.co.il/dsclient_for_win98_nt.htm check this out as to how this client is essential for active directory.
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Kini pradeepCommented:
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feptiasCommented:
In the NIC configuration on the client, you need to set Preferred DNS Server to point to the internal DNS server. On the DNS server you will probably also need to manually add a Host (A) and PTR record for the Win98 client (using its static IP address 192.168.16.140). You may also need to change "NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS" to Yes.

Alternatively, try using DHCP to get your client IP settings from the SBS server, instead of using a static IP.
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dcyendorCommented:
I encountered this problem with a NT4 maching and forgive me, I haven't worked with 98 in a while but you may need to add some entries to your HOST file or your LMHOST file.

http://www.cryer.co.uk/brian/windows/trbl_nt_tdcftdcnbl.htm

Here is the page that helped me.  It has to do with Win98 and the address translation.  My solution worked when I added the lines to the LMHOST file.
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feptiasCommented:
Yes, good point about LMHOSTS. (that cryer.co.uk link didn't want to work when I tried it though).
I think the line you need to add to LMHOSTS would be:
192.168.16.2   dcservername   #DOM:domainname

(that's assuming 16.2 is the DC and obviously substitute real names for dcservername and domainname)
I'm also rusty on 98, but I think it will only recognise the first part of a Windows domain. So if your full 2003 domain name is "mydomain.local", the Win 98 client will only use "mydomain".
You should be using WINS.

Good luck.
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