Problem joining domain


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Mark A. Sam

Hello,

I am trying to set up a new laptop and can't join the network domain. This
is Win7 downgraded to WinXP Pro. I don't know if that is significant, but
thought I'd mention it.

Going through the Network Identification wizard, I am asked for the
Username, Password, and Domain Name. It defaults to Administrator, do I
plug in the Network Administrator Password and Network Domain. The next
message box says that Windows can't find a user account for the domain. On
the same message box it asks for a computer name and domain. The new
computer name is there so I type the domain name and next. Then a
Authentication box comes up, so I enter my username, password, and the
domain. Then I get a message that I could not join the domain because of
multiple connections to a server or shared resource by same user. I logged
off on my machine and tried again but failed.

I called our network guy who said I was doing it the way he would and
couldn't understand the problem. If he were here, I'm sure he'd figure it
out, but it is unusual and I need to get this machine up.

Thanks for you help and God Bless,

Mark A. Sam
 
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R

ruic

The message "I could not join the domain because of multiple connections to
a server or shared resource by same user" is a hint. It seems that you might
be connected to some drives on the server with the AD that you are trying to
join.

Open a command prompt and type "Net Use * /Delete" then try joining the
domain again.

Rui
 
M

Mark A. Sam

Thank you. It fixed the problem, though I don't understand why. I finally
mapped a drive, but after I failed.
 
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M

Mark A. Sam

Here is something interesting. I configured a new machine like the one
which gave me a problem, but this time I appended .local to the domain name
and it took without a problem like:

<Domainname>.local
 

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