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Hi all

I am having problems connecting 3 machines to the SBS2003 machine.  They are all in the same workgroup, 1 xp , 2 x winodws 7. I want to keep their profiles intact on sbs to minimise down tiome to the user and I dont want to recreate all the profiles and config etc. The server is a vanilla install with all latest services packs etc.


IPconfig

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gx280
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : servername.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : servername.local
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx
roller
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-43-18-D2-49
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.26
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.1
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
        Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 22 March 2011 10:44:57
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 30 March 2011 10:44:57

I have attached a copy of the error plus a ipconfig

I have done what the error mesage sayes about unchecking make private but it does not make any difference!

Thanks

Simon err message
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I assume these are pro versions of the O/S and not home? Home cannot join the domain.

In order for switching public to private to work you must have simple file sharing enabled (folder options | view | at the bottom, enable simple file sharing"). If it is not; I would reset to private, reboot, change to simple file sharing, reboot, change private to public, reboot. All the reboots are likely not necessary but best to make sure all changes are properly applied.

If it still fails you will have to manually repair the user permissions. Locate the security tab of user's folder on the PC under Documents and settings, add the administrators group and select full control, apply, then under advanced check the box to apply to child objects. You may also have to make the user the owner of the folder. That again is done under the advanced section. Change ownership to the user (if not already), and select replace on all subcontainers.

Also with Win7 in an SBS 2003 domain make sure you are fully up to date I recommend reading: HOW TO DEPLOY WINDOWS 7 IN YOUR SBS 2003 NETWORK.docx
http://cid-c756c44362cd94ad.office.live.com/self.aspx/Windows7Stuff/HOW%20TO%20DEPLOY%20WINDOWS%207%20IN%20YOUR%20SBS%202003%20NETWORK.docx

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Hi Rob

Yes they are pro and ultimate versions.  Many thanks for the above will use the docx and see how I get on I hope to on site tomorrow so will try then.

thanks buddy

Simon
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Sounds good. Let us know how you make out. By the way, in the first part above I said to enable "simple file sharing". If you have to do the second part you will have to disable simple file sharing in order to be able to access the Security tab.

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Ok thanks for the heads up!  Will let u know the out come tomorrow!

Thanks again for your help!!!


Simon
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Hi Rob

Im just off to the company site now but before I go I was wondering about the same error I was getting on the windows 7 machines.  Is there simple file sharring on win7? If not shall i set the permissions and ownership like the fix you suggested for xp?

Cheers

Simon
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Sorry it does not mention in that deployment guide for win 7 thats all?  Its werird that it does not do this on every PC that I add to a SBS domain.  This is the first time I have seen this error and the PCs have pretty much been set up as standard!

Simon
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Hi Rob

Im at the customer site I have been able to get the xp pcs on the network using the \\servername\connectcomputer by using your suggestions so thanks for that however Im having problems still with the win7 pc's.  I have removed all of the AV firewall sw etc but still getting errors the same error show in the above jpeg.  I have used the win 7 deployment guide as you recommened and added this patched etc but still no joy!  Any help would be great!

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Sorry, I must be in a different time zone (East Coast Canada), I'm catching up. :-)
There is an option similar to simple file sharing within Win7, but I have never heard of the problem with Win7. Very common with XP. By default it won't happen on an XP box, but when the user was created if they checked the box "make this users files private" you have the problem.

On Win7 you will likely have to make sure the owner has ownership and full rights.
errororrr is pretty explicit, but the most common reasons for the connectcomputer wizard to fail are:
Generally when a computer cannot join the domain using http://connect (SBS 2008 & 2011) or http://SBSname/connectcomputer (SBS 2003) it is due to inability to correctly resolve the name of the domain controller in a timely fashion. Below is a list of common reasons for the connect wizards to fail. In an SBS domain the server should be the DHCP server, and if so, items 2 and 3 below should be automatically set through DHCP. However if addressing is statically assigned or you are using a router you may need to make changes. Items 2 and 3 are also basic networking requirements of a Windows Domain, not just important for joining the domain.

1. If there is more than 1 network adapter installed , wired or wireless, disable all but 1, preferably wired, until after joined to the domain
2. Make sure, using IPconfig /all, that the client's DNS points ONLY to your internal DNS servers, in this case the SBS. Do not allow a router or ISP to be added as an alternate.
3. IPconfig /all should also show next to “Connection-specific DNS Suffix” your internal domain suffix (MyDomain.local). If not you need to add the domain suffix to the client machine. To do so insert it in the "DNS suffix for this connection" box under the DNS tab of the NIC's advanced TCP/IP IPv4  properties
4. If there are any 3rd party firewalls or security suites installed, disable them until joined to the domain
5. If still failing add the connect web site to the “trusted” sites list in Internet Explorer under Internet options / security
6. On a few occasions Bluetooth accessories such as keyboards and mice have been known to interfere with the connect wizards. If necessary temporarily replace these with wired devices until domain joined.
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Dude im so sorry I thought you were in the uk!  Ill try now thanks again rob
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Don't be sorry. Call anytime, I just may not be here :-)
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Hi Rob

No joy ( can I cry now) checked everything I even made everyone read write on the profile folder

I guess my only option (unless you have another great brain wave) is to use F.A.S.T if win7 has it?

Simon
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They do have multiple browsers installed but im doing the connect through IE that would make a different would it?
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Win 7 has "Windows Easy Transfer Wizard.
If you can still join the PC with connectcomputer you are best to do so then copy the user profile contents. I am not sure if ETW will do that.
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How about I join to a new profile then run the WETW and import that way? Do you think that will work?
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That is what I was suggesting but I don't know if it will work local to domain profile. I never use the WETW. If connectcomputer won't transfer the profile I do so manually with My Doc's, Favorites, Desktop etc. Worth a try though.
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Hi Rob

It did not work although it said it copied 6gb with no errors!

Bloody shame!

Thanks for your help

Full points coming your way!!!
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Too bad that would have been a good option.
There is another tool that I don't recommend with SBS 2003, but is a reasonable alternative with SBS 2008/2011 called Profwiz:
http://www.forensit.com/domain-migration.html
Profwiz will join the PC to the domain and modify the existing profile to be the new domain profile. It can also use profiles that were previously domain profiles (non-workgroup) which the SBS wizards will not.
The SBS connectcomputer does so much (as per the link below) that it is really important to join a PC using it. With SBS 2008/2011 most of those features are pushed out by group policy using the wizsard is not as much of an advantage.
http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2005/01/23/33632.aspx
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This guy is good like really good people!!!

Simon
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Thanks Simon.
Cheers!
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