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Windows 2000 Domain Issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by secretdark, Aug 27, 2004.

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  1. secretdark

    secretdark Thread Starter

    Aug 27, 2004
    I recently took a laptop off our work domain and used it on a workgroup. All was fine until I attempted to reconnect to the domain. While the laptop boots fine, gets an IP address and DNS server using our DHCP server and, with a user name and password can access our server held accounts, when logging in you are forced to login as the local administrator (the domain isn't reachable/displayed).
    I've tried moving the laptop back to the domain (by specifying the domain under Network Identification, Properpties) but when I've tried to do so, I'm told the Domain does "not exist or is not reachable".
    Things I think aren't the problem (based on 4 hour Googling of the symptoms):
    1) I'm logged in as the Local Machines Administrator so I should have a problem defining the change
    2) The DNS server is running fine and reachable by the Local machine and all DHCP services seem fine (evidenced by nslookup's of various other machines and the domain itself and ipconfig info)

    Any help would be vastly, greatly appreciated as this is my first Network job post-grad and am incredibly wet behind the ears.
  2. AMRS


    Apr 1, 2002
    Have you found the difficulty? I'm having a similar problem with a win2k laptop that stopped finding the server. We thought that it was a faulty network card, replaced it, but the computer could still NOT see the network.

    The computer does see the network card however. I keep getting a DNS error when I try to hook it up.

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