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Old 02-07-2008
ride1600@cox.net
 
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can't add users to the local admin group

I have a server 2003 Small business edition as a domain controller.
I can add the XP workstation to the domain, but after that I'm unable
to add any further users to the local admin group.
In the 'select users' popup I see only the local workstation.
When I try domain\user I get an error.
I can see the domain controller and the shares on it, and the rest of
the workstations on the network.
Any idea?

Thanks

Robert

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Old 03-07-2008
Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
 
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Re: can't add users to the local admin group

To add domain\user, go to Local users and Groups>Groups>Administrators.
Double click on it and click Locations. Can you see the domain?

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<ride1600@cox.net> wrote in message
news:2eaf02e2-c6ef-46ba-9999-b1e1d11167b8@25g2000hsx.googlegroups.com...
>I have a server 2003 Small business edition as a domain controller.
> I can add the XP workstation to the domain, but after that I'm unable
> to add any further users to the local admin group.
> In the 'select users' popup I see only the local workstation.
> When I try domain\user I get an error.
> I can see the domain controller and the shares on it, and the rest of
> the workstations on the network.
> Any idea?
>
> Thanks
>
> Robert


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Old 03-07-2008
ride1600@cox.net
 
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Re: can't add users to the local admin group

On Jul 2, 2:50?pm, "Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)" <findem...@chicagotech.net>
wrote:
> To add domain\user, go to Local users and Groups>Groups>Administrators.
> Double click on it and click Locations. Can you see the domain?
>
> --
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting onhttp://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access onhttp://www.HowToNetworking.com<ride1...@cox.net> wrote in message
>
> news:2eaf02e2-c6ef-46ba-9999-b1e1d11167b8@25g2000hsx.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> >I have a server 2003 Small business edition as a domain controller.
> > I can add the XP workstation to the domain, but after that I'm unable
> > to add any further users to the local admin group.
> > In the 'select users' popup I see only the local workstation.
> > When I try domain\user I get an error.
> > I can see the domain controller and the shares on it, and the rest of
> > the workstations on the network.
> > Any idea?

>
> > Thanks

>
> > Robert- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


No I can't see the domain, there is only local PC listed.

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Old 04-07-2008
Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
 
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Re: can't add users to the local admin group

ride1600@cox.net wrote:
> On Jul 2, 2:50 pm, "Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)" <findem...@chicagotech.net>
> wrote:
>> To add domain\user, go to Local users and
>> Groups>Groups>Administrators.
>> Double click on it and click Locations. Can you see the domain?


<signature text block snipped>

>> news:2eaf02e2-c6ef-46ba-9999-b1e1d11167b8@25g2000hsx.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>
>>
>>> I have a server 2003 Small business edition as a domain controller.
>>> I can add the XP workstation to the domain, but after that I'm
>>> unable to add any further users to the local admin group.
>>> In the 'select users' popup I see only the local workstation.
>>> When I try domain\user I get an error.
>>> I can see the domain controller and the shares on it, and the rest
>>> of the workstations on the network.
>>> Any idea?

>>
>>> Thanks

>>
>>> Robert- Hide quoted text -

>>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
> No I can't see the domain, there is only local PC listed.


You've got a configuration problem - probably DNS isn't set up right. Note
that with SBS you really must set it up using all its wizards & the to do
list or you'll have myriad problems.

A few things:

Make sure that your server & all workstations specify *only* the SBS
server's LAN IP for DNS. No public IPs should be visible if you do an
ipconfig /all. Your DNS server should be configured with forwarders to your
ISP's DNS servers (or whomever you choose) or rely on root hints.

Join all workstations to your SBS domain using the /connectcomputer wizard -
do not do it manually

Post in microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs for all SBS questions, as it
does many things its own way. Following advice given in non-SBS groups can
often cause problems.




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Old 04-07-2008
ride1600@cox.net
 
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Re: can't add users to the local admin group

On Jul 4, 8:22?am, "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
<lanwe...@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmailatyahoo.com> wrote:
> ride1...@cox.net wrote:
> > On Jul 2, 2:50 pm, "Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)" <findem...@chicagotech.net>
> > wrote:
> >> To add domain\user, go to Local users and
> >> Groups>Groups>Administrators.
> >> Double click on it and click Locations. Can you see the domain?

>
> <signature text block snipped>
>
>
>
>
>
> >>news:2eaf02e2-c6ef-46ba-9999-b1e1d11167b8@25g2000hsx.googlegroups.com....

>
> >>> I have a server 2003 Small business edition as a domain controller.
> >>> I can add the XP workstation to the domain, but after that I'm
> >>> unable to add any further users to the local admin group.
> >>> In the 'select users' popup I see only the local workstation.
> >>> When I try domain\user I get an error.
> >>> I can see the domain controller and the shares on it, and the rest
> >>> of the workstations on the network.
> >>> Any idea?

>
> >>> Thanks

>
> >>> Robert- Hide quoted text -

>
> >> - Show quoted text -

>
> > No I can't see the domain, there is only local PC listed.

>
> You've got a configuration problem - probably DNS isn't set up right. Note
> that with SBS you really must set it up using all its wizards & the to do
> list or you'll have myriad problems.
>
> A few things:
>
> Make sure that your server & all workstations specify *only* the SBS
> server's LAN IP for DNS. No public IPs should be visible if you do an
> ipconfig /all. Your DNS server should be configured with forwarders to your
> ISP's DNS servers (or whomever you choose) or rely on root hints.
>
> Join all workstations to your SBS domain using the /connectcomputer wizard -
> do not do it manually
>
> Post in microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs for all SBS questions, as it
> does many things its own way. Following advice given in non-SBS groups can
> often cause problems.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


Thanks for the SBS hint, that explain alot.
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Old 07-07-2008
Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
 
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Re: can't add users to the local admin group

ride1600@cox.net wrote:
> On Jul 4, 8:22 am, "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
> <lanwe...@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmailatyahoo.com> wrote:
>> ride1...@cox.net wrote:
>>> On Jul 2, 2:50 pm, "Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)"
>>> <findem...@chicagotech.net> wrote:
>>>> To add domain\user, go to Local users and
>>>> Groups>Groups>Administrators.
>>>> Double click on it and click Locations. Can you see the domain?

>>
>> <signature text block snipped>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>> news:2eaf02e2-c6ef-46ba-9999-b1e1d11167b8@25g2000hsx.googlegroups.com...

>>
>>>>> I have a server 2003 Small business edition as a domain
>>>>> controller. I can add the XP workstation to the domain, but after
>>>>> that I'm unable to add any further users to the local admin group.
>>>>> In the 'select users' popup I see only the local workstation.
>>>>> When I try domain\user I get an error.
>>>>> I can see the domain controller and the shares on it, and the rest
>>>>> of the workstations on the network.
>>>>> Any idea?

>>
>>>>> Thanks

>>
>>>>> Robert- Hide quoted text -

>>
>>>> - Show quoted text -

>>
>>> No I can't see the domain, there is only local PC listed.

>>
>> You've got a configuration problem - probably DNS isn't set up
>> right. Note that with SBS you really must set it up using all its
>> wizards & the to do list or you'll have myriad problems.
>>
>> A few things:
>>
>> Make sure that your server & all workstations specify *only* the SBS
>> server's LAN IP for DNS. No public IPs should be visible if you do an
>> ipconfig /all. Your DNS server should be configured with forwarders
>> to your ISP's DNS servers (or whomever you choose) or rely on root
>> hints.
>>
>> Join all workstations to your SBS domain using the /connectcomputer
>> wizard - do not do it manually
>>
>> Post in microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs for all SBS questions,
>> as it does many things its own way. Following advice given in
>> non-SBS groups can often cause problems.- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
> Thanks for the SBS hint, that explain alot.


No prob.



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