+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 23 of 23
Windows Server 2008 Thread, Server 2008 joining domain in Technical; The middle link is what you have to follow. You do not perform this on the old server, you do ...
  1. #16
    jsnetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    887
    Thank Post
    23
    Thanked 134 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    The middle link is what you have to follow. You do not perform this on the old server, you do it on the remaining server. Also there are sections which deal with what service pack you are currently at on the remaining server. Although you saying you have tried to join with a different name suggests a DNS issue, or you have not seized the roles needed. Have a look on google about how to seize roles on a 2003 based domain. If you have seized the roles and performed the meta data cleanup it will definately be DNS problems.
    Last edited by jsnetman; 14th September 2010 at 10:27 AM.

  2. Thanks to jsnetman from:

    Aaron (14th September 2010)

  3. #17
    jsnetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    887
    Thank Post
    23
    Thanked 134 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    I would also think at the moment you would not be able to join a workstation to the domain.

  4. #18
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Guys thank you for all your help whats happened now when i changed the address for the DNS server to point to the IP of the server it has now allowed me to join the school domain.

  5. #19
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    now that it has joined the domain i am able to change the name back to the old server and i am going to try and change the IP address back thanks for all your help guys

  6. #20
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    everything worked great guys i was able to change back to original name and IP settings and add as a domain controller in an exsisting domain should i also select DNS server tick box if i already have the main server as the DNS does this just replicate DNS settings incase the main server should crash?

    I have got the Global catalog selected but not sure about the DNS sever if my main server is already the DNS do i just untick this then

  7. #21
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    because there is a working DNS server on the main server i have just set the backup server as a Global catalog server and its configuring active directory domain services at the moment really thank you for all your suggestions with getting this working again.

  8. #22
    jsnetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    887
    Thank Post
    23
    Thanked 134 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    We have 2 domain controllers here and both have DNS. You can have one or 2, 2 being you have more redundancy if the other fails. It won't do any harm to install the second as a DNS server and is recommended.

  9. Thanks to jsnetman from:

    Aaron (14th September 2010)

  10. #23
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    251
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    if i was going about adding another server onto the domain but not as a domain controller but talks sake to look after the antivirus and printing would i just add this server to the domain as say WCB-MM01 or something dont install active directory onto it just the antivirus and print server?

    am i adding the server then as a member server i dont fully understand?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 19th July 2010, 09:46 AM
  2. Adding a Server 2008 R2 to 2003 domain as member server
    By denon101 in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14th February 2010, 11:10 PM
  3. Joining MAC's to a Windows 2008 Domain
    By speckytecky in forum Mac
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 8th January 2010, 10:58 AM
  4. Joining a win2k3 Domain
    By Arcath in forum Mac
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 22nd December 2009, 03:36 PM
  5. Weird Domain joining issue XP and Server 2003
    By MacBriar in forum Windows
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 1st October 2009, 05:10 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •