[THIN] Re: OT: weirdest thing I've ever seen

Good questions, here are some answers:

1)yes, I did try to join the domain using the Netbios name, it failed and
said the domain could not be contacted.
2)i did not test WINS and DNS lookups. how would I do this specifically?
3)I am able to ping all servers by name before dis/rejoining the domain
without problem.
4)Yes, the computer accounts are there before I dis/rejoin.  I delete them
after I disjoin, so that they get recreated when I rejoin.

Does this tell us something?  



-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Riggins [mailto:roger.riggins@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 11:08 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: weirdest thing I've ever seen


I read it as:
"to AD 2k3 native mode with only 2 DCs"
"from AD 2000 in mixed mode with 3 NT 4 BDCs and 2 AD 2000 DCs"

Did you try joining the domain using the NetBIOS name instead of the
FQDN? How's name resolution working? Did you test WINS and DNS lookups?
Did you try pinging a server with both methods from the laptop before
you dis/rejoined the domain? Were you able to find computer accounts in
AD for the laptops before you dis/rejoined?

Good luck,
R

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ron Oglesby
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 9:29 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: weirdest thing I've ever seen

Uh:  this confuses me "We just recently upgraded our domain to AD 2k3
native mode with only 2 DCs from AD 2000 in mixed mode with 3 NT 4 BDCs
and 2 AD 2000 DCs"

Does this mean you changed the mode to native 2003 AND you still have NT
4 BDCs and 2000 DCs running?

Not good.

Ron Oglesby
Senior Technical Architect
Microsoft MVP, Windows Server 
 
RapidApp, Chicago
Office 312.372.7188
Mobile 815.325.7618
email roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Luchette, Jon [mailto:JLuchette@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 9:14 AM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] OT: weirdest thing I've ever seen

Here is a good one.  We just recently upgraded our domain to AD 2k3
native
mode with only 2 DCs from AD 2000 in mixed mode with 3 NT 4 BDCs and 2
AD
2000 DCs.  We have about 1200 client machines running mostly XP and 2k
some
9.x machines but not many, Dell and HP mostly.  I don't know if it is
related to the domain upgrade but since then we have had 3 Dell Laptops
running win 2k have this very strange problem.  One at a time we'll get
calls where they say that their network drives aren't mapping during
logon,
and when we go to look at their machine we try to logon and we get "The
domain is not available."  It seems that in the network configuration
it'll
have the Netbios name of the domain listed on these machines so what we
do
to fix it is, remove the machine from the domain, and then readd it
using
the FQDN of the domain.  This seems to allow us to atleast logon to the
domain successfully.  Anyone ever seen anything like this happen before,
or
have any ideas if this might be related to the domain upgrade we just
did?
Maybe it is due to the fact that we used to have 5 DCs and now we only
have
2?  But 2 should be good for 1200 clients don't you think?

Thanks!

/jL
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