Trouble adding computers to domain

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Trouble adding computers to domain – Managing your servers can streamline the performance of your team by allowing them to complete complex tasks faster. Plus, it can enable them to detect problems early on before they get out of hand and compromise your business. As a result, the risk of experiencing operational setbacks is drastically lower.

But the only way to make the most of your server management is to perform it correctly. And to help you do so, this article will share nine tips on improving your server management and fix some problem about windows, active-directory, domain-name, , .

I work for a medical practice with three different facilities and our newest was previously an office set up almost identical to ours. With terminal services for remote access. Problem is their machines won’t change domain names. I keep getting an error saying “The specified server cannot perform the requested action”

I have added all users at this location to our domain, they can log in remotely to an IP to get on the server, but locally need to be on with us as well. I’ve made sure TCP/IP settings are to obtain automatically and logged on “administrator” this computer.. HELP!

Thanks, and sorry XP for local machines and Server 2003 for remote.

Solution :

Most of the time problems with adding a computer to a domain can fall into these issues:

  • Rights to add the computer to the
    domain
  • DNS resolution (make sure the client computer can ping the Domain Controller)
  • Firewall issues (this can be the case if the DC isn’t local)
  • Wanting to keep the same computer name

Try this:

  1. Delete the computer account in ADUC (if one exists), and also on
    the client put the client computer into a generic “WORKGROUP”. Don’t try and just change from one domain directly to the other.
  2. Restart your workstation.
  3. Do ipconfig/flushdns and ipconfig/registerdns in the
    workstation.
  4. Rename the workstation to the name you want BUT leave it in the
    workgroup.
  5. Restart the workstation again.
  6. Now try to add the workstation to the domain with an account that has
    rights

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