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SBS 2008 Computer does not join SBS Domain

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Hi

I have joined a computer to SBS 2008 using http:\\connect. However it does not list in SBSComputers in AD.

When I run dsquery computer from the server I get
"CN=JOHN-16,CN=Users,DC=cam,DC=local"

All other computers in the domain look like this
"CN=JANET-28,OU=SBSComputers,OU=Computers,OU=MyBusiness,DC=cam,DC=local"

I have tried rerunning http:\\connect, renaming the computer, rebooting server but it always recognizes the user, John. I do not want to delete the account or Computer name or have to reinstall the software.

How can I use dsadd or dsmod to get this computer into the correct OU without starting from scratch.

Thanks
Peter
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You can just move the computer using the Active Directory Users and Conputers snapin.  But the connect computer wizard should have put it in the right OU
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You can only have one SBS2008 server (or other SBS server) per domain. The next computer must be Server 2008 Standard or like. .... Thinkpads_User

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Pretty sure the wizards do not and will not work in your scenario. Check out the following, these are directions for adding an SBS machine to an SBS 2003 domain, but it may get you on the correct path.  At least in the SBS to SBS03 scenario there are very precise steps that have to be taken when adding to an existing domain.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708131(WS.10).aspx

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Where does it say it's a second SBS server??

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In the title:  "SBS 2008 Computer does not join SBS Domain"

If this is not the case Petemon7, please let us know what OS the joining computer is running.

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Sorry if the Title was misleading. It is a Win7 64 bit computer trying to join an SBS 2008 domain. I can connect via the domain user cam\John and map drives to the server etc but it does not appear with the rest of the computers in AD. This is the only domain. Only 10 users.

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Peter

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Also the computer it does not appear in any other OU, so I cannot move it.

Peter
 
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Do you have enough CAL's for this computer to join?   ... Thinkpads_User

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No problem on the title.

Curious, can you search for the computer in AD? Maybe it put it in another bucket?

Were the other PC's in the domain added with the same John user account? Does John have domain admin rights?
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>>> CAL's will not stop you adding computers <-- True. You need them for the users.  ... Thinkpads_User

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Hi there ....you were quite right from the start. For some stupid reason I was not searching correctly. It did find the computer under Workstations and Servers and then I moved it as you said.

Thanks for the swift response.

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>>>CAL's will not stop you adding computers <-- True. You need them for the users

Legally, yes and no.  You can buy user or device CAL's.  Technically no, they will not stop you doing anything.  The CAL's are not monitored at all in SBs2008 infect there isn't even anywhere to add them.
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