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Windows 7 - issues connecting to SBS 2003

#1
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
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.

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voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
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#3
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)
 

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Leythos

#4
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)
 

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#5
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)
 

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Leythos

#6
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)
 

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