Network and Classroom Management Thread, Problem adding a laptop to our school network in Technical; Ok I have a school running Windows Server 2003, and each teacher has their own school laptop. Up until now ...
26th January 2012, 01:25 PM #1
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26th January 2012, 01:31 PM #2
make sure they havent got custom DNS and IP address settings on the laptop, make sure its getting an IP address from the DHCP server, check to make sure the date and time is correct...
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Phildw (26th January 2012)
26th January 2012, 01:42 PM #3
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Cheers Accura... have checked the DNS settings and it incorrect , so changed those. Checked ip config, IP address is also fine and it is finding the domain fine there. rebooted and got a new error instead: "A domain controller for the domain xxxx could not be contacted. Ensure the domain name is typed correctly."
Originally Posted by accura2000
Edit: Ok, turns out the DNS settings I used where incorrect. Tried it on another XP laptop which needs to be added and everything is fine, despite having the same (old) settings .
Last edited by Phildw; 26th January 2012 at 02:21 PM.
1st February 2012, 02:45 PM #4
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Anyone else got any ideas?
1st February 2012, 03:18 PM #5
If the staff had full admininstrator rights (which I suspect) I'd be inclined to image the laptop with a fresh image before sticking it on the network to clear anything off that might of been loaded or any potential problems.
Not talking about personal expereince but I know how they like to sometimes share their SCHOOL laptops to all their family members and then wonder why they have problems.
Last edited by Davit2005; 1st February 2012 at 03:21 PM.
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