Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:37 PM
I am currently running Windows Nt server. I have a new box and will be installing Server 2003 on it. I have already installed 2K3 and played with Active Directory, DNS, Print server and File server individually.
I have been successful in connecting a desktop (XP pro) to the domain (authenticate). However I am not authenticating to the file server at the same time. I can see the file server but when I click on it I get a second lon on screen. When I attempt to log on to the file server I get an error message saying that the account name and password have already been tried and failed. I can then use a different user name and password and connect to the file server. It doesn't make any difference which user name I use for the first or second log on....I can always authenticate to the domain controller but not the file server and it doesn't make any difference if I use an administrative account or a restricted account.
What I want to know is can I run AD, DNS, file server and print server all on the same box similar to what I do with an NT primary domain controller so that I am authenticated to the Domain controller (active directory) and the file server?