SBServer - XP Workstation

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Dana, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Dana

    Dana Guest

    We are currently running Windows NT4, Small Business
    Server. All workstations are now XP. I have an existing
    workstation that has a new user coming in. Last time I
    tried to add a new user to existing workstation, it was a
    fiasco. Permission issues etc. Anyone here have
    instructions for this? I have everthing BUT this.
     
    Dana, Mar 2, 2004
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  2. Here are some things to check.

    Verify domain user is a member of the local admin group
    Check permissions on the clients\setup folder
    Check permissions on the startcli.exe file
    Try to run startcli directly from share once logged on

    If all of this is OK then the next thing to do is

    Have the client join a workgroup and then rejoin the NT 4.0 domain

    Let me know if you get any error messages.


    Robert King
    Microsoft Product Support Specialist
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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    | We are currently running Windows NT4, Small Business
    | Server. All workstations are now XP. I have an existing
    | workstation that has a new user coming in. Last time I
    | tried to add a new user to existing workstation, it was a
    | fiasco. Permission issues etc. Anyone here have
    | instructions for this? I have everthing BUT this.
    |
     
    Robert King [MSFT], Mar 2, 2004
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  3. Dana

    Guest Guest

    Robert:

    Thanks for the reply. I'm assuming that you mean (check
    domain user....) on the local machine, correct? The
    client/setup folder - this is from the server? This is
    where I get confused. I think I need to go in and add a
    new user to our network, then select use an existing
    computer, etc etc. Then I must go to the local machine
    and ad a user (do this signed onto local machine as
    administrator). Am I right so far??

    Thanks!!

    Dana
     
    Guest, Mar 2, 2004
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  4. Robert King
    Microsoft Product Support Specialist
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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    |
    | Robert:
    |
    | Thanks for the reply. I'm assuming that you mean (check
    | domain user....) on the local machine, correct?

    Correct

    The
    | client/setup folder - this is from the server?

    Yes, on the server. If in doubt, make sure "everyone" has all rights

    This is
    | where I get confused. I think I need to go in and add a
    | new user to our network,

    Yes, you will need to add a new user.

    then select use an existing
    | computer, etc etc.

    No, try this instead

    You can add there pc to the network without creating a computer account on
    the domain. Just login with admin priveliges from the workstation, right
    click the computer icon on the desktop and select properties, click the
    computer name tab and click the change button. The direction to go should
    be apparent at that point.

    Then I must go to the local machine
    | and ad a user

    Add the domain\user account to the local administrators group on the PC.

    (do this signed onto local machine as
    | administrator). Am I right so far??
    |
    | Thanks!!
    |
    | Dana
    | >-----Original Message-----
    | >Here are some things to check.
    | >
    | >Verify domain user is a member of the local admin group
    | >Check permissions on the clients\setup folder
    | >Check permissions on the startcli.exe file
    | >Try to run startcli directly from share once logged on
    | >
    | >If all of this is OK then the next thing to do is
    | >
    | >Have the client join a workgroup and then rejoin the NT
    | 4.0 domain
    | >
    | >Let me know if you get any error messages.
    | >
    | >
    | >Robert King
    | >Microsoft Product Support Specialist
    | >This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    | confers no rights.
    | >
    | >--------------------
    | >|
    | >| We are currently running Windows NT4, Small Business
    | >| Server. All workstations are now XP. I have an
    | existing
    | >| workstation that has a new user coming in. Last time
    | I
    | >| tried to add a new user to existing workstation, it
    | was a
    | >| fiasco. Permission issues etc. Anyone here have
    | >| instructions for this? I have everthing BUT this.
    | >|
    | >
    | >.
    | >
    |
     
    Robert King [MSFT], Mar 2, 2004
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