Posted 29 November 2005 - 12:48 PM
Yesterday I had to take the laptop off of our domain and join a workgroup to interface with a machine controller. Once I was complete, I joined the domain once again but it will not allow me to log into the domain. When I enter a username and password it says something close to “Windows cannot log into the domain FIBER (fiber is our domain name) because it is unavailable.” This laptop is connecting via wireless access point. If I log into the computer locally with the local admin account it will connect to the wireless and see the domain and I can browse the network, but I cannot log into the domain itself. I have tried renaming the computer and then connecting, joining the workgroup and then joining the domain again, etc, but it does not work. It is strange since I can join the domain just fine, it doesn’t give me any “domain is inaccessible” errors that normally creep up when the computer plainly does not see the network, but it will allow me to enter the admin user and password for the domain controller.
When I log into the machine locally it searches for a minute, finds the wireless and then is assigned an IP address from the server, so I know the wireless and the domain work just fine. I just cannot log into it.
I have even tried plugging into the network and skipping the wireless but I get the same results.
I posted this in this forum because I know the DHCP/domain server works fine and the problems resides with the XP Pro client.
Do you guys have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!