Cannot Join Win2k3 domain or access shares
Posted on 2011-09-17
Hi, I'm trying to configure a Windows 2003 SBS server, and I'm experiencing some difficulties. This is a newly configured server, and it runs DNS and WINS among other things. DHCP is installed but not configured (no scope).
Here are my symptoms:
- I cannot join the FDC domain. The error is "the network path was not found"
- I cannot connect to a share on the server. The share has everybody added to permissions, and full access to everyone.
- Wins is running, but the "WINS server you specified cannot be located"...... the network path was not found.
Regarding the WINS issue, I checked to make sure that the Remote Registry service is running, and it is. I also removed WINS and reinstalled it to no avail.
DNS appears to be working fine. I have entries in the forward and reverse lookup zones, and _msdcs.fdc.local, also, I can ping by name from the workstation, and if the server is off the workstation(s) loses DNS (they are set to the server IP alone). I have a forwarder set to a couple of AT&T DNS servers which appears to also be working fine.
I didn't experience any problems setting up the server, but I did have to change the server IP address during the process (using the wizard).
Any ideas? Thanks!