2003 Server - Domain Name = Computer Name

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by KO-PGHTECH, Sep 12, 2008.


    KO-PGHTECH Guest

    We recently installed a 2003 Server, and when I reboot the machine, the
    username is correct, however instead of the Domain Name, it puts the local
    computer name in the domain field.

    I canot figure out why it's doing that, any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
    KO-PGHTECH, Sep 12, 2008
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  2. Hello KO-PGHTECH,

    The machine is added to the domain and you can see it in ADUC in the computers
    Meinolf Weber, Sep 13, 2008
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  3. Hi. I assume you're talking about the login dialog box? Then, I can think
    of two possible reasons:

    1. Most likely, if you joined the server t the domain, then the first time
    you rebooted in the "Log on to" field you saw the machine name. As long as
    it's not a domain controller, then there should be a drop-down toggle in that
    control that will allow you to select the appropriate domain.

    2. Less likely, is that you never joined it to the domain, so the only
    option is to log in to the local computer.

    There may be other problems, but those are the two I can think of right now.
    Hope this helps.

    [email protected], Sep 18, 2008
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