Server, but not Domain is listed in My Network Places

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Subject: Server, but not Domain is listed in My Network Places
Posted by:  Steve Wood (SteveWo…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007

I just installed and configured a new Win 2003 server in a new Forest with
DNS and print server roles.  It works nicely; however, the domain name of
RocknServer.net does not appear in the Microsoft Windows Network of My
Network Places...instead the server name of Rockn-server appears there.  My
new Windows XP computer cannot join the RocknServer.net domain; however, it
can join the Rockn-server domain...which is the pre-windows 2000 name.

Although it really isn't that big of a deal for me since I'm just using the
server for security reasons and would be willing to have all my computers
logon to a domain name of Rockn-server, the problem is that I have an
existing XP computer which was previously a member of the RocknServer.net
domain on a Windows NT 4.0 Server which I am replacing with this new 2003
server.  And, if I have to join another domain on that XP machine then I will
lose operability on all the software that I installed for that
RocknServer.net account.

I have noticed some program called dcdiag that others have suggested using
and posting results from so here is the results of typing dcdiag in the
command prompt:

C:\Program Files\Support Tools>dcdiag

Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
  Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

  Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\ROCKNSERVER
      Starting test: Connectivity
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

  Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\ROCKNSERVER
      Starting test: Replications
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
            IsmServ Service is stopped on [ROCKNSERVER]
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER failed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test frssysvol
      Starting test: frsevent
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test frsevent
      Starting test: kccevent
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
        An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0002715
            Time Generated: 01/04/2007  08:02:12
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER failed test systemlog
      Starting test: VerifyReferences
        ......................... ROCKNSERVER passed test VerifyReferences

  Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
        ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test
CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
        ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

  Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
        ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test
CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
        ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

  Running partition tests on : Schema
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
        ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
        ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom

  Running partition tests on : Configuration
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
        ......................... Configuration passed test
CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
        ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom

  Running partition tests on : RocknServer
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
        ......................... RocknServer passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
        ......................... RocknServer passed test CheckSDRefDom

  Running enterprise tests on : RocknServer.net
      Starting test: Intersite
        ......................... RocknServer.net passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
        ......................... RocknServer.net passed test FsmoCheck

C:\Program Files\Support Tools>

The only thing that failed was System Log...and I have no clue as to why or
how that could effect RocknServer.net from appearing in My Network Places.  I
can look into that seperate from this problem...right now I want my old XP
computer to join the RocknServer.net domain and not the ROCKN-SERVER domain.

When I open Active Directory Users and Computers it lists RocknServer.net as
the Domain.  When I open Active Directory Domains and Trusts it lists
RocknServer.net as the Domain.  When I open Active Directory Sites and
Services and click on Sites, Default-First-Site-Name/Servers it lists
ROCKNSERVER with domain of RocknServer.net.

Yet, when I click on My Network Places it does not list the RocknServer.net
Domain, nor can any other computer join the RocknServer.net domain, but can
join the Rockn-Server domain which is the pre-windows 2000 name.  I don't
want to use that name since it will cause the lose of the
RocknServer.net/Administrator account on my old XP computer and all of the
software which I installed for it...which is substantial.

I hope someone can help.

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