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Not able to add a NT machine to my Domain (Does not accept the password)

Hi,

I am not able to add an NT machine to the Domain.

My Domain controllers are of Windows 2003.Any help


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Sharath
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DPAITCommented:
Just some clarifications please.
Is the NT machine actually an windows NT4 box? (hopefully SP4)
Do you have Domain admin rights to add other machines to the domain?

Windows 2003 can be set to an Active directory mode that would no longer accept NT4 clients or servers because they are not AD compatible.

Here is an article of what I am talking about.  Not sure it applies to your situation without more information though.

http://www.petri.co.il/understanding_function_levels_in_windows_2003_ad.htm
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2PiFLCommented:

Add WINS to the NT box as well as the above.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Its on a DHCP ...
WINS Comes auto
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DPAITCommented:
Windows NT 4 workstation or Server?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Server...
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2PiFLCommented:

Is Domain Admin a member of the local admins group?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Yes
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DPAITCommented:
Have you tried adding the server at the domain controller level in your Active directory manually and then trying to add it to the domain from the NT4 box.  Credentials shouldn't matter in that case if that is the issue.

What is the domain function level set at?

  Windows 2000 mixed (Default)

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      Supported domain controllers: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003
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      Activated features: local and global groups, global catalog support

Windows 2000 native

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      Supported domain controllers: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003
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      Activated features: group nesting, universal groups, SidHistory, converting groups between security groups and distribution groups, you can raise domain levels by increasing the forest level settings

Windows Server 2003 interim

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      Supported domain controllers: Windows NT 4.0, Windows Server 2003
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      Supported features: There are no domain-wide features activated at this level. All domains in a forest are automatically raised to this level when the forest level increases to interim. This mode is only used when you upgrade domain controllers in Windows NT 4.0 domains to Windows Server 2003 domain controllers.

Windows Server 2003

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      Supported domain controllers: Windows Server 2003
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      Supported features: domain controller rename, logon timestamp attribute updated and replicated. User password support on the InetOrgPerson objectClass. Constrained delegation, you can redirect the Users and Computers containers.
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UmbiCommented:
Make sure the NT4 box has SP6a as a minimum
Is the NT4 box already a PDC/BDC of an existing domain and your migrating it to the new domain? If so you will need a 3rd party tool to remove the existing domain on it like Upromote.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
My Domain is a "Windows 2000 native"

Can i add Win NT machines to the Domain
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2PiFLCommented:
I beleive you'll need to load the DS Client for NT4 to access AD.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Tried installing it on the client but still could not add the machine to the domain
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2PiFLCommented:

what error message are you getting?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Unable to connect the domain controller for this Domain. Either the user name or password is wrong
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2PiFLCommented:

Are you entering the credentials:

UserName = domain\username
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Yes...
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2PiFLCommented:

And the account your using has domain admin rights?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Yes i am using the "Domainname\administrator" Credentials to connect to the Domain
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2PiFLCommented:

Can the NT box "see" the domain resources?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Sorry could not get you...

See the domain resourse?  
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2PiFLCommented:

Can you see the servers \ drive shares \ printers \ etc. in windows explorer from the NT box?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Hi After the install it took some time after which it added to the domain..

Thanks a lot for such great help....:)
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