This morning, I managed to get it working right with no problem, but by
doing the same things I did yesterday.
1. created a new name for the computer.
2. added that computer to the domain via the server (NT-4)
3. told Vista to join the domain
4. BINGO, it worked, just like it was supposed to.
Yesterday, I did those same steps and it wouldn't work. Go figure.
"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
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"RR2" <email@example.com> wrote in message
Yes, that's the way I tried it, but it never liked the logins I was using.
"Gloria Boyer [MSFT]" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi there. Can you go to Start > right-click Computer > Properties >
> settings > Network ID > and then follow the prompts?
> Gloria Boyer
> Windows User Assistance
> Microsoft Corporation
> "RR2" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I have Windows Vista Business edition on a new computer that I'm trying
>>connect to an existing domain. It's giving me nothing but grief.
>> I've setup an account on the machine as a local administrator for the
>> machine. The username and password are the same as a username and
>> password on the domain.
>> when I enter the domain name, I get the Windows Security window asking
>> username and password.
>> It responds with "Logon failure: unknown username or bad password".
>> tried various combinations of "domainname\username",
>> "domainname/username" (mostly because I can never remember which way
>> slash goes), "administrator" for username, and even created a new user
>> the domain with admin rights. Nothing works.
>> The network (in the Vista machine) is setup for a private network, with
>> network discovery on, file sharing on, purlic folder sharing on and
>> password protected sharing off.
>> What am I doing wrong? I don't have much hair left, but I'm about to
>> pull that out too.
>> Several weeks ago, I sucessfully connected my laptop with Vista
>> with no problem at all.