Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

join a domain

Posted on 2009-07-14
2
Medium Priority
?
208 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Need help with joining a windows xp to a server 2003. what steps to complete first
0
Comment
Question by:blownmoney
1 Comment
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Britt Thompson earned 2000 total points
ID: 24852600
The machine needs to be XP Professional

Make sure it's primary DNS server assigned to the network card is the Domain Controller

Right click on My Computer > Properties > Computer Name > Change > select Domain > type the domain name to join

If you have trouble make sure there are no connections to the server where you've authenticated as a non-administrative user. IE mapped drives or printers. If you have, log off and log in as a different user or disconnect everything > log off > log back on and try again.

Also, if you continue to have trouble or it's not finding the domain you can go to your local aread network properties > TCP/IP > Properties > Advanced > DNS > select append these domain suffixes in order > add your domain.local to that list where "domain.local" is your internal domain name.
0

Featured Post

What Kind of Coding Program is Right for You?

There are many ways to learn to code these days. From coding bootcamps like Flatiron School to online courses to totally free beginner resources. The best way to learn to code depends on many factors, but the most important one is you. See what course is best for you.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

If you’re involved with your company’s wide area network (WAN), you’ve probably heard about SD-WANs. They’re the “boy wonder” of networking, ostensibly allowing companies to replace expensive MPLS lines with low-cost Internet access. But, are they …
Fix RPC Server is unavailable Error in Exchange 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003 Server. Different reason can such as network connectivity issue, name resolution issue, firewall, registry corruption that lead to RPC Server Unavailable error.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

579 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