Cant access active directory in win XP/win 2003 with a win 2003 PD



Hi Guys
We have a small domain with one windows 2000 server as the PDC(which
contains the Active Directory). We have many windows 2000 professional client
machines and the active directory is accessible in those machines for folder
permission settings(through security tab). Recently we added a windows xp
professional as a client and a windows server 2003 as member server to our
domain.But the active directory is not available these machines.If I want to
give permissions for a particular folder in these machines I can't find the
AD, but the local accounts only available.Could any body help me to sort out
this problem?.Thank you.



Hi Paul
These were already properly joined with the domain like other domain. I
checked the Petri's website found that all were done to join to the domain
according to the article.


Paul Bergson

When you log on do you see the option to select the domain or the local

From one of the failing machines, try running netdiag. Look for fail, error
and warning errors.

If you don't have the tools installed load them from your install disk.

d:\support\tools\setup.exe (Server Utilities)

netdiag.exe /v

Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, CNE, CNA, CCA

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Hi Paul

Yes I was able to see the option clearly and I chose our domain name and not
the local machine while I logged on. When I joined with this member server
with the domain I just used the wizard(In the control panel system icon) to
join the domain. The Win 2003 and Win XP only not showing the AD security
settings, but in Win 2000 Prof. machines I can access the AD.Our PDC is a
Windows 2000 server.I will run the netdiag tool and get in touch with you
tomorrow. Thank you for your reply.


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