Changing from Novell to Active Directory

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Subject: Changing from Novell to Active Directory
Posted by:  Aryeh (Ary…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008

We have recently done a major system overhaul and changed from using Novell
to usin Server 2003 with AD. It has all gone smoothly except for one constant
problem on a small number of machines. We are an educational facility and
becuse of this the computers the students useare protected using protection
cards that return the computers to their previous state at reboot. Even
though changes have been saved to the cards and the computers have been
accepted as part of the AD network every couple of weeks a few of the
computers give a message of not being recognized by the network and the only
way to bypass this is by entering as a local administrator and in properties
of my computer reassigning the computer to the network(that is to say if the
network is called MS it shows in the network tab of the properties as
MS.LOCAL so by deleting it you are requested to enter name and password of
the network administrator)

The computers that are having the problem are all running Win 2000 with one
exception that is a computer running XP. ALL the other computers have no
problems. We are talking about between 5 - 10 computers here where there are
other machines exactly the same make and OS with the same protection cards
that have no problems( Approx 15 machines with Win 2000 and about 80 - 100
with XP) Any ideas?

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