Authenticating a Windows XP workstation to a 2000 Server

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by mitch, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. mitch

    mitch Guest

    I have a windows 2000 serve Sp4 with Active Directory. When I try to
    authenticate a windows XP workstation to the domain, I receive the username
    and password box. I then get an error that says
    "the network name cannot be found"
    I am using the administrator account to authenticate. Any ideas? Thanks.

    mitch, Dec 3, 2004
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  2. mitch

    Bill Grant Guest

    Can you ping the domain controller? If you can, what is the DNS setting
    on the workstation? It should point to your local DNS only.
    Bill Grant, Dec 3, 2004
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  3. mitch

    mitch Guest

    I can ping the server. I am a dhcp address with the correct IP's. I also did a
    ipconfig /flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns. The dhcp is pointing to the
    DNS server. Any thoughts?
    mitch, Dec 3, 2004
  4. mitch

    Bill Grant Guest

    If you are looking at the correct DNS server, the only thing I can think
    of is that you are using the wrong domain name.
    Bill Grant, Dec 3, 2004
  5. What exactly are you trying to do - logon from this computer that is domain
    member, join it to the domain, or access a domain resource from a workgroup
    computer?? Smb signing can sometimes be a problem with XP and Windows 2000.
    See the link below for more on that. --- Steve
    Steven L Umbach, Dec 4, 2004
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