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Cannot Joint Winxp Box to Domain on Windows server 2008 Standard

Posted on 2011-05-03
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have WinXP SP3 Boxes.

When I attempt to attach to the domain I get the following Error:

The Following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domain-name":

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed.  Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again...

I Logged administrator off of server....Same Error

I created a New user and put him in Admin, Domain admin and enterprise admin groups.....Same Error

How can I get around this???

Question by:Joseph Salazar
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by:Mohamed ElManakhly
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Darius Ghassem earned 1200 total points
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Look at this MS article about the issue


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jkeegan123 earned 400 total points
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Do you have any mapped drives to the server from the workstation that is NOT joined yet?  Try disconnecting all drives, rebooting, and try rejoining.  If you have a mapped connection or if you are prompted in ANY way for credentials (besides administrator credentials when prompted to join the domain).

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by:Joseph Salazar
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Put  the " .local " after the Domain name and I was able to attach to domain.

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