Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

I'm getting the error "No mapping between account names and security ID's was done" when attempting to join a W2k server to a w2k domain

Posted on 2007-04-05
5
Medium Priority
?
1,429 Views
Last Modified: 2009-12-29
I'm getting the error "No mapping between account names and security ID's was done" when attempting to join a W2k server to a w2k domain.  I've tried joining a different workgroup, changing computer name, rebooting... DNS is correct and is pointing to our DNS/DC.   Active Directory Computers does not have any reference to the machine listed either.   Tried the normal stuff.. any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:rdelrosario
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:AnthonyP9618
ID: 18861783
What user account are you trying to join the computer with?  Obviously, it's a domain account?
0
 

Author Comment

by:rdelrosario
ID: 18863856
I ended up calling Microsoft (which I hate to do... even though we get free support)...   The problem was about 8 group policy settings for the domain controllers.   Didn't make too much sense as I have several other servers that can easily join the domain with same specs and such.... but when I made the recommended changes.... everything worked perfectly.   Personally, sounds like an anomoly to me.  Microsoft didn't care to explain why it works for some servers and some require these settings.....   None the less most of the policies were related to SMB.

Oh well...
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Computer101 earned 0 total points
ID: 19279883
PAQed with points refunded (500)

Computer101
EE Admin
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:zadeveloper
ID: 25336324
I also had this problem.

The error I had was that the server name I was using was an old server name - even though the computer was deleted and the dns record was deleted from DNS, after renaming the computer to something else I could add the server to the domain and then rename it back afterward :)

0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Always backup Domain, SYSVOL etc.using processes according to Microsoft Best Practices. This is meant as a disaster recovery process for small environments that did not implement backup processes and did not run a secondary domain controller that ne…
A hard and fast method for reducing Active Directory Administrators members.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question