server 2003, change location from local to domain

Hi I am trying to add remote desktop users to my server 2003 machine, but when i click on location all that i can see is my local machine and i cant see my domain controller.
please help
guccimaneAsked:
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baraneCommented:
Could you able to see the option Entire Directory?
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guccimaneAuthor Commented:
no i cannot.
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Patmac951Commented:
So is the domain controller another server running 2003?  Or is this server the domain controller? If the domain controller is a separate server can you ping the domain controller from the other server.

Within the Group Policy on the domain controller check out the Default domain policy.  On the domain controller run GPEDIT.msc from a command prompt and navigate to:

Computer Configuration> Windows Settings>  Security Settings> Local Policies>  User Right Assignments and find the selection labeled "Allow log on through terminal services"  see if you can add domain users here.  Of course this assumes your user ID has domain admin rights.

If you can add users in the Group Policy on the DC then you appear to be having a network issue on this server.  Can you browse other network devices from this server?  Are you sure when you log into this server that you are logging into the domain and not a local user account?
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guccimaneAuthor Commented:
Hi, the other domain controller is running small business server 2008, I can ping the domain and navigate to it with no issue.

I have added the users on the DC with no issue also.

from the small business server i can ping and connect to the server.

and i am logged into the 2003 via the domain
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Patmac951Commented:
Ok then the next thing I would try is to remove the Server 2003 computer from the domain and make a temporary workgroup.  Then on the 2008 Domain controller go into Active directory and remove/delete the computer account for server 2003 computer.  Reboot the 2003 server and rejoin the domain.....it will probably require you to reboot the server again once you join the domain.

Finally I would create a new user domain account for the 2003 server on the 2008 DC and log in with the new user ID after you have rejoined the domain.  It sounds like maybe either the computer account or user account on the DC is corrupt.
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guccimaneAuthor Commented:
ok i will try that now
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guccimaneAuthor Commented:
it was a issue with dns server
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Patmac951Commented:
That was going to be the next thing I suggested.....assigning a static IP and static DNS to the NIC on the 2003 server.  I am glad you got it figured out.
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guccimaneAuthor Commented:
thanks !
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