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Join domain..error logon failure: unknown user or bad pass..

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Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
September 1, 2004 3:49:19 PM

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hi all.

i'm having a major problem with is. we just purshase a new dell server with
Windows server 2003. i ran dcpromo and made this a domain controller. its the
only domain controller. i than installed dns and also added the ip
information on the network card. made the server ip address the prefered dns
by inserting the ip address in the first dns box.

i'm able to ping the server from the client computer, but when i go to join
the domain. a popup box appear i enter the "administrator" as the username
and enter the "Password" in the password box. it take a bit, but i recieve a
error "Logon failure: unknow user or bad passowrd". this is the same account
information i use to logon to the domain and i'm using the correct logon
infromation. please help. i work for a school with limited fund and need to
resolve this asap.
i'm using windows server 2003 interprise edition.

also i added the server's ip as the client prefered dns, but that didn't
work eitther. Help.

thanks
louis

More about : join domain error logon failure unknown user bad pass

Anonymous
September 1, 2004 7:17:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 11:49:19 -0700, "Louis" <Louis@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>hi all.
>
>i'm having a major problem with is. we just purshase a new dell server with
>Windows server 2003. i ran dcpromo and made this a domain controller. its the
>only domain controller. i than installed dns and also added the ip
>information on the network card. made the server ip address the prefered dns
>by inserting the ip address in the first dns box.
>
>i'm able to ping the server from the client computer, but when i go to join
>the domain. a popup box appear i enter the "administrator" as the username
>and enter the "Password" in the password box. it take a bit, but i recieve a
>error "Logon failure: unknow user or bad passowrd". this is the same account
>information i use to logon to the domain and i'm using the correct logon
>infromation. please help. i work for a school with limited fund and need to
>resolve this asap.
>i'm using windows server 2003 interprise edition.
>
>also i added the server's ip as the client prefered dns, but that didn't
>work eitther. Help.
>
>thanks
>louis

Create an account on the domain controller, like Louis, and make it a member of
the domain admins group.

Use Louis in the username.


Jerold Schulman
Windows: General MVP
JSI, Inc.
http://www.jsiinc.com
Anonymous
September 1, 2004 7:17:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

When it prompts for password try putting in domainname(the name of your
domain)\administrator then the password.

--
Scott Harding
MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+
Microsoft MVP - Windows NT Server

"Jerold Schulman" <Jerry@jsiinc.com> wrote in message
news:iv7cj01tuslc12evd9sgqi83r9r0ug1r41@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 11:49:19 -0700, "Louis"
<Louis@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >hi all.
> >
> >i'm having a major problem with is. we just purshase a new dell server
with
> >Windows server 2003. i ran dcpromo and made this a domain controller. its
the
> >only domain controller. i than installed dns and also added the ip
> >information on the network card. made the server ip address the prefered
dns
> >by inserting the ip address in the first dns box.
> >
> >i'm able to ping the server from the client computer, but when i go to
join
> >the domain. a popup box appear i enter the "administrator" as the
username
> >and enter the "Password" in the password box. it take a bit, but i
recieve a
> >error "Logon failure: unknow user or bad passowrd". this is the same
account
> >information i use to logon to the domain and i'm using the correct logon
> >infromation. please help. i work for a school with limited fund and need
to
> >resolve this asap.
> >i'm using windows server 2003 interprise edition.
> >
> >also i added the server's ip as the client prefered dns, but that didn't
> >work eitther. Help.
> >
> >thanks
> >louis
>
> Create an account on the domain controller, like Louis, and make it a
member of
> the domain admins group.
>
> Use Louis in the username.
>
>
> Jerold Schulman
> Windows: General MVP
> JSI, Inc.
> http://www.jsiinc.com