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Windows 7 - issues connecting to SBS 2003

  1. #1


    jad Guest

    Windows 7 - issues connecting to SBS 2003

    Hi

    Have an SBS 2003 network with XP clients.
    Have new laptop which is running windows 7 pro

    I have downloaded KB 926505 and installed on the server.
    I have tried to connect via http://server01/connectcomputer but I get so far
    and then:
    an error occurred when configuring networking settings see your nework
    administrator

    I have manually input the IP and DG etc on the NIC and tried to manually
    connect - no luck there either

    I ahve tried to go back to the work group and then attempt connection
    again - no luck

    Is there a straight forward guide to this?

    Am I missing something

    Many posts on the net suggest the only way forward is to reinstall win 7 and
    start again???

    thanks!


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  2. #2


    Leythos Guest

    Re: Windows 7 - issues connecting to SBS 2003

    In article <##g06Zt5KHA.5548@newsgroup>,
    noreply@newsgroup says...

    > Have an SBS 2003 network with XP clients.
    > Have new laptop which is running windows 7 pro
    >
    > I have downloaded KB 926505 and installed on the server.
    > I have tried to connect via http://server01/connectcomputer but I get so far
    > and then:
    > an error occurred when configuring networking settings see your nework
    > administrator
    >
    > I have manually input the IP and DG etc on the NIC and tried to manually
    > connect - no luck there either
    >
    I'm running 7 on multiple 2003 servers...

    Did you install the updates on the server for Group Policy, also on the
    win 7 boxes?

    Do you have your SBS 2003 DHCP and DNS properly running and setup?

    Your Win 7 machine should be on the SBS 2003 network, be getting DHCP
    assigned address and should ONLY use the SBS 2003 server for DNS.

    It appears that either you have DHCP or DNS misconfigured on the SBS box
    or that you're not properly using SBS as the ONLY DNS SERVER in your
    network - it should also be the only DHCP server in your network.

    --
    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
    spam999free@newsgroup (remove 999 for proper email address)

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  3. #3


    jad Guest

    Re: Windows 7 - issues connecting to SBS 2003

    Hi there and thanks for your reply

    I haven't loaded on any other updates other than 926505 - do you have the KB
    number or link?? The server is set up for auto patching (although the 926505
    wasn't installed)

    DHCP and DNS is fine - I only manually configured the win 7 workstation
    because I couldn;t get it connected - will correct back to auto on the
    workstation

    Will try again and revert

    thanks again


    "Leythos" <spam999free@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:MPG.2642033bf0c1660d98a310@newsgroup

    > In article <##g06Zt5KHA.5548@newsgroup>,
    > noreply@newsgroup says...

    >> Have an SBS 2003 network with XP clients.
    >> Have new laptop which is running windows 7 pro
    >>
    >> I have downloaded KB 926505 and installed on the server.
    >> I have tried to connect via http://server01/connectcomputer but I get so
    >> far
    >> and then:
    >> an error occurred when configuring networking settings see your nework
    >> administrator
    >>
    >> I have manually input the IP and DG etc on the NIC and tried to manually
    >> connect - no luck there either
    >>
    >
    > I'm running 7 on multiple 2003 servers...
    >
    > Did you install the updates on the server for Group Policy, also on the
    > win 7 boxes?
    >
    > Do you have your SBS 2003 DHCP and DNS properly running and setup?
    >
    > Your Win 7 machine should be on the SBS 2003 network, be getting DHCP
    > assigned address and should ONLY use the SBS 2003 server for DNS.
    >
    > It appears that either you have DHCP or DNS misconfigured on the SBS box
    > or that you're not properly using SBS as the ONLY DNS SERVER in your
    > network - it should also be the only DHCP server in your network.
    >
    > --
    > You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    > voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    > Trust yourself.
    > spam999free@newsgroup (remove 999 for proper email address)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Leythos Guest

    Re: Windows 7 - issues connecting to SBS 2003

    In article <eoKVPut5KHA.980@newsgroup>, noreply@newsgroup
    says...

    >
    > Hi there and thanks for your reply
    >
    > I haven't loaded on any other updates other than 926505 - do you have the KB
    > number or link?? The server is set up for auto patching (although the 926505
    > wasn't installed)
    >
    > DHCP and DNS is fine - I only manually configured the win 7 workstation
    > because I couldn;t get it connected - will correct back to auto on the
    > workstation
    >
    > Will try again and revert
    No, I don't have them, I apply all optional and critical updates,
    reboot, then do the same to Win 7, and it just works.

    --
    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
    spam999free@newsgroup (remove 999 for proper email address)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    jad Guest

    Re: Windows 7 - issues connecting to SBS 2003

    Hi there

    just to confirm with you what has happenned - I spent 4 hours removing from
    the domain, then adding again. Manually adding, using the wizard - it drove
    me mad. I then phoned Dell for some moral support - we then spent 1.5 hours
    rechecking everything and attempting to add to the domian - still no luck

    We then added a computer to the OU via AD. Then for some reason - we were
    manually able to join the domain.

    There is no apparent reason for this! Just happy now that we have sorted it
    out!!!

    thanks for your help



    "Leythos" <spam999free@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:MPG.264226f01801f90098a311@newsgroup

    > In article <eoKVPut5KHA.980@newsgroup>, noreply@newsgroup
    > says...

    >>
    >> Hi there and thanks for your reply
    >>
    >> I haven't loaded on any other updates other than 926505 - do you have the
    >> KB
    >> number or link?? The server is set up for auto patching (although the
    >> 926505
    >> wasn't installed)
    >>
    >> DHCP and DNS is fine - I only manually configured the win 7 workstation
    >> because I couldn;t get it connected - will correct back to auto on the
    >> workstation
    >>
    >> Will try again and revert
    >
    > No, I don't have them, I apply all optional and critical updates,
    > reboot, then do the same to Win 7, and it just works.
    >
    > --
    > You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    > voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    > Trust yourself.
    > spam999free@newsgroup (remove 999 for proper email address)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Leythos Guest

    Re: Windows 7 - issues connecting to SBS 2003

    In article <OXQhZ$r6KHA.3504@newsgroup>,
    noreply@newsgroup says...

    >
    > Hi there
    >
    > just to confirm with you what has happenned - I spent 4 hours removing from
    > the domain, then adding again. Manually adding, using the wizard - it drove
    > me mad. I then phoned Dell for some moral support - we then spent 1.5 hours
    > rechecking everything and attempting to add to the domian - still no luck
    >
    > We then added a computer to the OU via AD. Then for some reason - we were
    > manually able to join the domain.
    >
    > There is no apparent reason for this! Just happy now that we have sorted it
    > out!!!
    >
    > thanks for your help
    If you had to manually join it then your SBS is screwed up somewhere and
    you are likely to have more problems.

    If you didn't use the wizards there is a good chance that the wizards
    will not properly allow you to control the computer and you will also
    have to move the computer into the proper COMPUTER group in the AD, not
    the default AD manual add location or the Group Policy Objects may not
    be applied properly.

    --
    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
    spam999free@newsgroup (remove 999 for proper email address)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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