Solved

Windows XP Pro logon screen domain selector greyed out

Posted on 2010-09-18
4
1,077 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a new AD Domain on a 2008 R2 x64 Server.  I joined the first Windows XP Pro x86 client to the domain and rebooted the computer.  After pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del to logon and entering username and password credentials the Domain drop down selector is greyed out and defaulted to local logon.

I can logon to the domain by prepending the domain name to the username with a \ like you do with Windows 7 domain logons. Is this normal functionality with Server 2008 R2 domains and Windows XP Pro?

Also when i opened computer management Users and Groups to give the Domain Users group local Administrator privileges Windows would not let me select the domain in the "Look in" field. How do i do this or do you think this is a problem with this specific workstation?

DNS Settings in Windows XP point back to the 2008 R2 server.

Thanks for your help / input in the matter.
0
Comment
Question by:jasonc74
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
ina_don earned 500 total points
ID: 33709608
Is it possible that the machine did not complete the process of joining the domain successfully. The symptoms that you're giving past the logon and in the Computer Management Local Users and Groups seem to point to that.

I would suggest removing the machine from the domain and joining it again.

Another point is what service pack are you running on the XP Machine. Install SP3 if it is not already applied before rejoining the machine to the domain.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Nice-Ghaza
ID: 33710950
Dear.
         Please make shower the window is XP PRO  AND your window is working fine .your window is update.

just reagain the join the workgroup and check is working fine

must be restart

after that you are join the domain

i think your problem is solve
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Nice-Ghaza
ID: 33710954
First you are login with the server Administrator and server password

must be restart

and
         add the user  profile      
and  user password
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jasonc74
ID: 33711740
Rejoining the Domain fixed the greyed out Domain drop down list on the logon screen.

The root of the problem was that Server 2008 R2 didnt properly configure the default record in DNS and therefor the workstation was having a hard time contacting the DC.
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
HDMI port on laptop not working 26 67
How to install windows?? 2 41
Set a time range for screen lockout for Windows 10/7 OS 2 16
Windows Password recovery 7 34
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

813 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now