can't add users to the local admin group

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by ride1600, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. ride1600

    ride1600 Guest

    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?


    ride1600, Jul 2, 2008
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  2. 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
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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jul 2, 2008
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  3. ride1600

    ride1600 Guest

    No I can't see the domain, there is only local PC listed.
    ride1600, Jul 3, 2008
  4. 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 for all SBS questions, as it
    does many things its own way. Following advice given in non-SBS groups can
    often cause problems.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jul 4, 2008
  5. ride1600

    ride1600 Guest

    Thanks for the SBS hint, that explain alot.
    ride1600, Jul 4, 2008
  6. No prob.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jul 7, 2008
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