Trouble adding/removing/adding XP Pro client

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by TJC, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. TJC

    TJC Guest

    I tried this questin at the very tail-end of an unrelated thread. So, rather
    than 'pollute' the other thread, here it is as a new question.

    We've attached three PCs (XP Pro) to the internal SBS network. Two worked
    well, the third did not. It did not accept any applcations upon initial set
    up and generally acted funny during use (required domain name in addition to
    user ID and password, none of the others did).

    So, I tried to remove the machine from the network and reinstall. I removed
    the machine from the server with no problems. I then changed the workgroup
    on the client to WORKGROUP and was prompted to reboot. Which I did.

    Now I can't login to the machine. Not with any account. I tried to re-add
    the machine to the SBS server using the same name and it let me. But I can't
    log on to the client; I just get stuck at the login screen.

    Any ideas how to work around this problem?

    Thanks you in advance for the help...

    TJC
     
    TJC, Jun 23, 2005
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  2. Hello,

    Thank you for posting to the SBS Newsgroup.

    From your description, I understand that you cannot assign application to
    one Windows XP client workstation, so you removed it from SBS 2K3 domain
    and want to rejoin it back to the domain. But now, you cannot login the
    client workstation as client account. If I have misunderstood your concern,
    please let me know.

    Does this client can logon the XP computer locally by using the local
    administrative account? If no, this should be a client side issue and I
    suggest that send your post to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general Newsgroup
    for dedicated and professional assistance.

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most
    qualified pool of respondents, and other customers who read the newsgroups
    regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction
    with us. Thank you for your understanding.

    If this client can logon the XP computer locally by using the local
    administrative account, please see my following information:

    First of all, I need to know, did you run Add User Wizard and Set up Client
    Computer these two wizards?

    Secondly, you need to check if the client workstation is in workgroup or
    domain now? To check it as following:

    1. Right-click My Computers and select Properties.

    2. In Computer Name tab, click Change button.

    If the client is in the domain, you need to remove the computer from the
    domain and rejoining as following:

    1. Right-click My Computers and select Properties.

    2. In System Properties page, Computer Name tab, click Change.

    3. Select workgroup and click OK twice.

    4. Reset your computer and log in as local administrator account.

    5. On client computer, open IE and run http://servername/connectcomputer.

    6. Finish rest of the wizard.

    After you join the Windows XP computer in the SBS 2K3 domain by running the
    http://servername/connectcomputer wizard, the user account should be able
    to be added to the local administrators group. If it did not added in, you
    need to manually add the user to the local administrators group.

    1. On the client computer, log on using a user account which is a member of
    the Domain Admins group. If you want the user to add his account to the
    local Administrators group himself, the user must log on his computer
    locally using the local Administrator account.

    2. Right click the My Computer icon on the desktop and choose Manage.

    2. Expand to Local Users and Computers\Groups.

    3. Double click on the Administrators group.

    4. Click Add.

    5. Click Locations. In the list box, choose "Entire Directory" and click OK.

    6. Type in the user account or the user's full name and click "Check
    Names". Make sure the user name appears as "Domain\UserAccount". If you are
    prompted for user name and password, using the account which you are just
    adding.

    7. Click OK.

    If the problem is not resolved, please help me to confirm if any error is
    prompted? If yes, please post the error message to newsgroup. In addition,
    you may refer to the following KB article:

    838431 You receive an error message when you try to join your computer to a
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838431

    Hope this information helps. If you have further questions or concern,
    please feel free to let me know. I am looking forward to hearing from you
    soon!

    Best regards,

    Brandy Nee

    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

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    Brandy Nee [MSFT], Jun 24, 2005
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  3. TJC

    TJC Guest

    Thank you. Logging in under the local admin account worked.

    And I will rememeber your advice in the future regarding the appropriate
    newsgroup.

     
    TJC, Jun 24, 2005
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  4. Hello,

    Thank you for posting back.

    I am glad to hear that the information helps and things works correctly on
    your side. If you need any assistance regarding SBS server, please feel
    free to post back. I am glad to be working with you again.

    Best regards,

    Brandy Nee

    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Brandy Nee [MSFT], Jun 27, 2005
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