Cannot Connect Windows/10 to SBS 2011

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HI -
I cannot connect to a domain on SBS 2011 using Windows/10.  I have a number of Windows/7 workstations as domain connected devices but when I try to connect a Windows/10 workstation it says it cannot reach the Domain.  I can ping the domain from the workstation, as a test, I dropped the firewalls, but nothing worked.

I have set the DNS to point to the server, have set entries in the Host file pointing the domain to the server but it still does not connect.  When we try to add the workstation through the wizard, When it asks for the domain name, the user id and password it accepts the information. On the second screen, when it asks for Domain name and user name, if either one is invalid, it stops me.  When both are correct it bring up the 3rd and final screen, it we enter the domain administrators' account, the correct password and the domain (sometime the domain and sometimes domain.loca) but neither worked.

Any help would be appreciated -

thanks
Rich
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
This is not really supported but here is a thread that suggests you can install Connector on Windows 10 and connect that way.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/5ab7327f-f8d3-498e-ae63-3f61d42dde70/windows-10-will-not-connect-to-sbs-2011?forum=smallbusinessserver
webentprowner

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Thank you John,  You have helped me a number of times in the past and truly appreciate your response.  I tried the connect and it didn't work.  I have added Windows/10 to multiple SBS 2011 servers.  I believe there is a problem with the O/S on this workstation and will rebuild it over the next two days - I will then let you know if it works.

thanks again for your help.

Rich
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Thank you for the update and please keep us posted.
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webentprowner

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Commented:
Absolutely!
webentprowner

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Commented:
Update – I had the workstation returned to my office.  Since there are two variables, the server and the workstation, I wanted to see if I could identify which of the two were problematic.  The workstation had no problems attaching to my SBS 2011 domain.

So, I am beginning to believe the issue is with the client’s server.

Any suggestions would be really appreciated.


thanks
rich
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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So, I am beginning to believe the issue is with the client’s server.

Yes.  What I am not sure about is if you can do a Repair on the Server.  You would need the client's SBS 2011 install DVD to see.
webentprowner

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Commented:
I think we may have to get dell involved sine the server is still under maintenance.

I will keep you posted.

thanks
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
Yes, that would be a good idea as Server Experts may possibly have a solution.
webentprowner

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I am embarrassed to admit this but I was using the wrong IP address.  The server had changed from xx.xxx.xxx.3 to xx.xxx.xxx.4 and I had missed that.

John, thanks for your help and you will be hearing from me later tonight on a different matter :-)

Thanks again,
Rich
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You are very welcome and thanks for the update

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