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    RIS Issue - Problem joining domain

    Morning everyone,

    Having a little problem with a new RIS server I am building. The previous techician build one the other year and since the server started playing up I decided to rebuild it.

    Everything seems to be working. I have my flat CD image on the server. I have made sure the AD/DHCP is aware of everything.

    The machine starts up - F12 blah blah - type in the the username for building (on the Custom option), give the machine name and away it goes. The machine connects to the server and starts installing Windows XP. All the drivers go on (set this up fine).

    The whole thing then stops and tells me that it cannot connect to the Domain and I am not sure why. It has already connected to the domain and has been put in the correct part of the school OU.

    I'm thinking I must have missed something somewhere but cannot see what.

    Any ideas?

    Many thanks

    Gareth

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    Is the network driver definatly installing correctly?

    How close to finishing the install is it when you get this message?
    Last edited by cookie_monster; 6th July 2009 at 11:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Is the network driver definatly installing correctly?

    How close to finishing the install is it when you get this message?
    I'll check the percentage in a moment. But I'll check the driver. I've followed the instuctions for the Intel drivers.

    Back in a bit...

    GJE

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    Theres only really a couple of places to go wrong here;
    the answer file (.sif) - is the domain entered corectly here?
    JoinDomain = %MACHINEDOMAIN%

    Or the drivers. It can be abit tricky adding drivers manually. Have a look at Autoimage and driver packs

    RogueSpear's Forums • Index page News | DriverPacks.net

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    Have you changed the password on your build user? (akin to the setup user on CC3?)

    Just on the offchance

    Butuz

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    Right - checked everything. The ris setup user is fine.

    The drivers are all in the correct place using RogueSpears stuff. I have also applied an update using RyanVM Inegrator and AutoRIS.

    It adds the machine to the domain during the text setup.

    30 minutes left: Machine cannot join the domain. DO I want to continue with the installation.

    So I am going to let this go through just to see if the driver is missing. I've added everything else. Also got it to work on my virtual test build so cannot see any differences.

    Will come back later - thanks everyone so far.

    GJE

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    <Hangs head in shame>

    Well what a stupid mistake to make. I was referencing the directories in the $OEM$ folder wrongly. I'd left out a whole directory in one of the paths so..

    Drivers\NIC\Pro1000\ should have been Drivers\NIC\Intel\Pro1000

    </Hangs head in shame>

    What a stupid mistake to make.

    Thanks everyone for helping.

    Gareth

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    Congrats on finding your mistake.. It's rare that you can see something that on reflection is so obvious but requires a large step back to see.

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    It doesn't happen often - but even teachers make mistakes ;-)))))))

    Gareth

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    It doesn't happen often - but even teachers make mistakes ;-)))))))

    Gareth
    *bites lip*



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