Windows 2008 DC issues when connecting to an old network.
Posted on 2011-02-21
I have a 2003 Windows server running as a DC with about 20 users on the domain. We bought a Win 2008 Standard Server and created a secondary DC which worked fine but when we tried to seize FSMO roles and make the 2008 Server the primary dc server. It failed.
After numerous research and search and trying all sorts from microsoft sites and EE, we decided to demote the server from the network to standalone, unplug the old server, give the new server its IP address and name and then promoted it to DC for the network.
1: The Server is working fine but when we try to view the other systems on the domain , it gives us an error message saying that the "workgroup" is not available for this user
2: ALL users that have been created on the new DC which mimic the accounts of the old system do not work on the client systems unless we detach the client system from the domain and then join the domain again.
3: Other systems on the network are not accessible from the network icon, but are accessible using the dos prompt and the backslash address of the system.
4: We can browse the network from client systems to client systems
Please can anyone advise on how to clear up this issues as time has expired and my boss is on my neck!!!