Can't connect XP to a SBS server.
Posted on 2006-11-14
This particular computer was having problems connection to the server. It was logging in but there was no network connection so I suspect the logon was only local, the network connections weren't connecting. Internet access is fine.
I was told to demote this machine to a workgroup computer and then promote (reconnect it) back to the domain. And this is is what it is not doing.
Its getting an address from DHCP (which is not the SBS server). It knows the correct DNS which is handled by the SBS server. When I enter the domain name and try to connect it to the SBS, I enter the Administrator name and password and either get one of the following messages
The network path was not found
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be found.
If I enter an incorrect domain name it knows that name is incorrect so I suspect in some way it is not doing a connection for some reason. Swapped this hard disk to a fairly identical machine and the same thing happens, so the problem is on this disk.
In Network neighbourhood it is only seeing the WORKGROUP and nothing else.
Any idea of what I am doing wrong?