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D_Aderhold asked
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a new computer on my network.  I just reformatted and reinstalled winodws XP Por last night.  I have joined the computer to the domain.

When i browse the network i see all the computers listed but when i try to connect to the Main server (also the DC) to access shared folders or install printers it tells me that i don't have permissions. I can access shares on other computers on the network.

This is a old user and when i log in with thier account information from another machine i have no problems.

It seems obvious that there is an issue on the server but i have checked everything and nothing about this user or thie account stands out.
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I can log in with other accounts and I still ge tthe access denied error.

I will try removing and rejoining the domain and et you know what happens.  I can't see how it can be cached credenitals because i reinstalled windows fresh last night.

Group memberships and logon time settings are all normal.  They are just like they were before i did the reinstall.

I did the install from a XP disk not an image so it was completly fresh.

I was thinking that it might be something to do with the account for the computer in AD but i am totally at a loss at this point.


I have removed the computer from the domain and they rejoined the domain and I still have the same problem.  any new thoughts?

Thanks in advance
Is the time on the workstation in sync with the server, and what do the event logs look like, particularly the system log. Do you have any netlogon errors in there?


ok... so i am not sure why but i got it fixed at leat until i figure out the main cause of the problem.

I manually cinfigured the IP address for the machine to one i knew was free and now everything is working fine.

The odd thing is that the "old" IP address that was causing the problem is now nowhere on my network so it is not a IP conflict problem.  Perhaps something with the lease from DHCP but I don't know.  

At least i have them on and accessing the server at this point and i can take my planned day off tomorrow after all.

Thanks to you all for your time and emergy on this.

remember that DHCP works on MAC address basis .. so that's probably the reason ... next time a ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew would have helped probably.

it is strange though... I haven't seen this before...


Thanks.. the odd thing is i did a release and renew.  It didn't resolve itself until i hard coded the Ip address.  

I think maybe i need to delete the lease off the DHCP server but i am not getting into that until next week.  It is working for them and right now i am ok with that.

I've had some issues with dns / wins not updating after IP change / computer name.  I changed the dhcp settings so my dhcp server updates the dns that solved a lot.


Where is that setting in DHCP?  i will have to look for it next week

on the scope properties check the dns tab


OK... thanks

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