+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
Wireless Networks Thread, Can't Log on or join Network in Technical; I have a PC which has dropped out of the network for some reason. I have tried to rejoin it ...
  1. #1
    steve_nfi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    291
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 24 Times in 20 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    Can't Log on or join Network

    I have a PC which has dropped out of the network for some reason.
    I have tried to rejoin it via the usual route. I have tried dropping it out to a workgroup and then bringing it back in but I keep getting the following message.

    "Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again."

    I have removed the PC from AD, DHCP and DNS. I have disconnected every mapped drive, I have tried disabling the network card and re-enabling but nothing seems to work.

    Can anyone help please?

    Forgot to say that I can access the network from the local account.
    Last edited by steve_nfi; 9th June 2008 at 03:14 PM.

  2. #2
    mullet_man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Oldham
    Posts
    727
    Thank Post
    34
    Thanked 46 Times in 45 Posts
    Rep Power
    27
    Delete the computer account from your active directory, you should be then able to add it in again.

  3. Thanks to mullet_man from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  4. #3
    steve_nfi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    291
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 24 Times in 20 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    I tried that, I also tried joining with a new name, plus removing it from DHCP and DNS but still keep getting the same message.

  5. #4

    maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    3,069
    Thank Post
    210
    Thanked 430 Times in 310 Posts
    Rep Power
    144
    Have you got a drive mapped, or other resources connected from you domain controller, (e.g sophos antivirus creates a connection to your server?) Make sure there is no other software running that's making a connection to the same server and you should be able to add it. I've had this problem before, and it can be a PITA to fix, and I seem to recall it was to do with the machine already being connected to a resource on the domain controller. (in my case it was sophos AV running its updates)

    Failing that, run sysprep on it then let it start up straight away and add it to the network using the mini setup, this will more than likely work.

    Mike.

  6. Thanks to maniac from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  7. #5
    MyDejaVu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    106
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    that message appears when I use remote desktop sometimes, it happens when logged in as a domain admin account, and then using another domain admin account to do a further task, so if I use the same domain account to do all the tasks, it should be alright.

    regards.

  8. Thanks to MyDejaVu from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  9. #6

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,104
    Thank Post
    891
    Thanked 1,751 Times in 1,510 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    457
    When you are asked to put in credentials when joining the domain try another set with domain admin rights.

  10. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,802
    Thank Post
    85
    Thanked 297 Times in 228 Posts
    Rep Power
    87
    have you joined the machine to a work group then readded it back to ad?

  11. Thanks to strawberry from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  12. #8

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,104
    Thank Post
    891
    Thanked 1,751 Times in 1,510 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    457
    I have tried dropping it out to a workgroup and then bringing it back in but I keep getting the following message.
    Yes i think he has

  13. Thanks to FN-GM from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  14. #9
    DMcCoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Posts
    3,475
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 500 Times in 440 Posts
    Rep Power
    114
    Quote Originally Posted by steve_nfi View Post
    I have a PC which has dropped out of the network for some reason.
    I have tried to rejoin it via the usual route. I have tried dropping it out to a workgroup and then bringing it back in but I keep getting the following message.

    "Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again."

    I have removed the PC from AD, DHCP and DNS. I have disconnected every mapped drive, I have tried disabling the network card and re-enabling but nothing seems to work.

    Can anyone help please?

    Forgot to say that I can access the network from the local account.
    Shared printer still installed?

  15. Thanks to DMcCoy from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  16. #10

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,262
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,572 Times in 1,252 Posts
    Rep Power
    340
    The error message is a strange one, not come across it myself. Try manually specifying the primary DNS server in your IP configuration (which should be your DC).

  17. Thanks to Michael from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  18. #11
    Whitestar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    East Essex
    Posts
    37
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    Try removing all DNS settings from the workstation.

  19. Thanks to Whitestar from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  20. #12
    ajbritton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wandsworth
    Posts
    1,632
    Thank Post
    23
    Thanked 75 Times in 45 Posts
    Rep Power
    34
    The error message suggests that there is an existing connection open between the PC and the server. I would try the following;

    1 - Create a new local user account on the PC and make it a local admin (add to the Administrators group)
    2 - Reboot the PC and log on as the new user account
    3 - Try joining the domain again

    If this fails, there may be some service that is connecting to a resource on the domain. You could try booting the PC and logging on whilst disconnected from the network. Once logged in, reconnect to the network and try the domain join again.

  21. Thanks to ajbritton from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  22. #13

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,205
    Thank Post
    876
    Thanked 2,729 Times in 2,308 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    782
    I get this error if I connect to anything on the network before joining the pc to the domain. The best way to deal with this is to reboot the machine (otherwise it remembers the connection) and log in using a local administrator account with no domain credentials. Then just join it to the domain as normal before you try to connect to any mapped resource.

  23. Thanks to SYNACK from:

    steve_nfi (10th June 2008)

  24. #14
    steve_nfi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    291
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 24 Times in 20 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    Hooray. Finally rejoined the network.
    Eventually tried everything. Disconnected every mapped drive, stopped Sophos, created new admin account, so one or all of those contributed.
    Thanks to everyone who contributed too. Much appreciated.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Join XP Laptop to 2 Domains?
    By garym2000 in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23rd February 2008, 01:04 PM
  2. need to join wireless WPA protected network automatically
    By projector1 in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd November 2007, 12:01 PM
  3. Cannot join pc's to new domain :( - Solved :)
    By richard in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 7th December 2006, 09:06 AM
  4. What union to join??
    By edie209 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 21st March 2006, 10:28 AM
  5. Please join in...
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 30th September 2005, 09:06 AM

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
  •