windows 2003 server clients

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File Server
Networking
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows XP
the server is 2003 with pac 2, It serves now as a file server in a peer to peer network. I have added 10 computers by navigating through the network neighborhood and logging in as administrator. There are 14 other computers to add and the computer cannot find the path or permissions. The permissions on the server are set to allow the maximum number and to allow everyone full access. In an attempt to overcome the problem I've installed terminal server and there is now a domain controler and a domain. How do I add clients to the server? When using the network wizzard under computer properties it tell me "Windows cannot find an account for your computer on the XXXX.com domain" what do I need to do?
ASKED: September 25, 2008  2:18 PM
UPDATED: September 29, 2008  12:11 PM

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Client pc’s need to be members of the new domain.
In the clients, go to <control panel> and double click the <system> icon. Select the “Computer name” tab, click on the “Change” button, under de “Member of” frame, select “Domain” and write the domain name in the corresponding text box, then click on “Ok”. You will be asked for user account; use any domain user account (administrator or not).

Hope this helps.

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  • Wonderin
    Yes, when I do this I get "Windows cannot find an account for your computer on the XXXX.com domain"
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  • Wonderin
    no, sorry, that's when I use the wizard... when I do as you suggested i get windows can not find a domain controller for XXX.com (the domain name)
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  • Vlvpk
    Hi, Make sure that u given correct dns server address in all the client mechines. I hope this will work for u. Thanks & Regards, vlvpk
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  • Wonderin
    To point to the dns I went into tcp/ip properties and selected obtain the ip manually then for the primary dns server I put the ip address of the server I left the secondary address empty and the subnet mask was the default 244.244.0.0 when I then attempted to log in using the features under computer properties I actually had a log in screen come up.. I put the administrators log in and password and it took awhile then returned the error "path not found"
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  • Vlvpk
    Hi, R u sure, that u given Domain administrator credentials? not the local administrator credentials. If yes Try to ping the dns server ip address ( DNS server for ur domain ) If yes try to ping domain name ex: domain.com if u get any errors, let us know. Thanks & Regards, vlvpk
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  • Wonderin
    I'm not sure about the admin rights on the domain, I have it set for the sared folders ...but i guess it's not at all the same even though it's the same machine.. how do i check this? bothe computers are on the internet ok a ping from the client to the servers ip address times out
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  • Wonderin
    I went into active directory Users and computers and I could see the domain selecting the computer folder I added all of the compouters names to it with the add , new, computer action I also went into users and changed the administrators password so I would be sure i had the correct one (I used the same password that the administrator for the server is) Going to the client machine I attempted again to change the name to the domain, again got a log in screen logged in as administrator and again was told the path was not found.
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  • Wonderin
    both machines are on the internet I'm writing this from the server and I just went to the client machine and flew across the bearing sea in google earth, so I am sure that they both are... why then is a ping from the dos prompt timing out instead of returning packets?.. wierd
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  • Wonderin
    What can I do?
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  • Vlvpk
    Hi, Check to see is there any firewall is enabled in the server ? If everything fine.. Is it possible to give the IP Address details of both server and the client ( facing the problem with ) U can get this by using ipconfig/all in the command prompt. Thanks & Regards, Vlvpk
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