I'm beginning to wish I hadn't bothered

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by barney, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. barney

    barney Guest

    What is wrong with this OS?

    http://servername/connectcomputer - and guess what, no computers showing.

    I delete, add, remove, and yet still nothing.

    I feel like the whole damn stupid process of just adding a user is so
    delicate that it's painful.

    I created a user and now all of a sudden I can't logon to the domain, yet
    when I log off the "local" administrator account it tries to logon to the


    barney, Nov 11, 2004
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  2. barney

    barney Guest

    Ok it appears that SBS renamed my machine and screwed up the domain
    settings when I tried to add the computer using connectcomputer.

    Looks like I'll be manually adding machines to the domain using "my
    computer" on each client.
    barney, Nov 11, 2004
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  3. Hi Barney

    The connectcomputer Wizard does a lot more than you think for you. You need
    to find out why it failed. Did you complete the Todo list and add all the
    computer names at the time you added users? When you ran the Wizard did you
    login as Domain Administrator and the list of computers you had setup did
    not appear?

    If you manually add computers to the domain you will have to manually setup
    a lot of other things like Outlook 2003 Install, RWW, etc.
    Frank McCallister SBS MVP, Nov 11, 2004
  4. barney

    barney Guest

    Maybe that's why I can't do remote desktop login from other machines,
    soemthing about not having access to the session.

    BTW, does remote desktop (from an XP) to an XP machine going through RWW
    need a TS CAL? I seem to have none.
    barney, Nov 11, 2004
  5. No TS cals required.

    Jim B. SBS Community Member
    remove the mvp to send email
    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Nov 11, 2004
  6. barney

    Phil Guest


    Before you run the http://servername/connectcomputer you must go into the
    server and Server Management -> Client Computers and add all of the
    computers there. This is where you tell the server what applications should
    be assigned to the client computer, etc. If this is not done, you will not
    have the correct name in the list of computer names when you run the Connect
    Computer Wizard and this will cause problems much like the one you stated in
    your initial post.

    Phil, Nov 11, 2004
  7. barney

    barney Guest

    Thanks Phil, I will now add all the computers.
    barney, Nov 11, 2004
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