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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software

I added my main workstation to our new Active Directory domain last night with out a hitch.  This morning, I added my Vista laptop and ran into a bit of a problem.



So I added a DNS role to the server and was able to add the laptop to the domain.

Then we started in on Kyle's laptop.  When attempting to log on, we got "The system cannot log you on now because the domain engraph is not available".  After much googling, I discovered that the DNS role was incorrectly set up.  I thought that just removing the role and re-adding the role would work, but all of the old forwarding zones under the DNS MMC snap in were still there.  Once I figured out that I needed to forward requests to our ISP, I crossed my fingers, deleted all the forwarding zones and stepped through the DNS wizard correctly adding the forwards. 

At this point, I was feeling pretty good.  But Kyle still couldn't log on to the domain on this laptop.  More googling ensured and I found that I had to explicitly set the DNS server for TCP/IP on the network connections.  Once I set that, Kyle was able to log on and all was right in the world.

So now, Kyle's laptop, my laptop and my workstation are all attached to the domain and we are logging on with our network usernames.  The next step is to attached our TFS server to the domain and hope that everything still works.  I don't think I'll have to create new network usernames for the TFS services since they don't need access outside of that server.

Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2007 12:56 PM EnGraph , .NET , TFS , Vista | Back to top

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