We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Windows 7 client lost SBS 2003 domain

Roger Cooper
Roger Cooper asked
on
372 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-21
Hi,
I have a Windows 7 desktop client on an SBS 2003 network. It was working well until I did a dumb thing. We were having a physical restructure so I temporarily put a wireless switch in place for the staff in that area (they are all on laptops) until the network wiring is back in place. It's just a cheap TP Link unit. Here's the stupid part. I plugged the switch into my PC to set it up. Physically I plugged the internet port on the switch into our network, and plugged my PC into one of the ports. I was in a hurry so I ran the software that shipped with the switch rather than use a web interface. The switch setup was fine and is now working.
Now my PC takes a very long time to logon (20 minutes). It cannot load my user profile. I can only periodically connect to network drives. Outlook doesn't reliably connect to exchange. I figured I'd lost the trust of the domain so I disjoined my pc, renamed it and rejoined it to the domain and still the problem persists. I can get to files if I setup a fixed IP but outlook doesn't like the fixed IP so that's not a solution. I've tried flushing the DNS cache, reset TCP/IP and Winsock but it hasn't worked.

I'd appreciate help with this please. A little embarrassing that the company IT guy can't fix his own PC!
Comment
Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 11 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE