How can I add a member server?

March 25, 2006 at 11:56:28
Specs: xp pro, 3.2ghz 1gb ram
Hi I have another server that I would like to add to my domain.

So far I have added the server to the domain as you would with a computer. Now there is a computer account for my server in the computers container in AD.

But when I browse AD Users and Computers I cant see the server listed under my domain.

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March 25, 2006 at 21:03:48
In windows 2003, all member server is DC. Therefore, if you want the server to be a DC, you will need to promote it to a DC.
Click on Start > Run > dcpromo. Then just follow the wizard.

Hope that helps.

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March 25, 2006 at 22:33:52
Member servers are servers that are not domain controllers within a domain. You may not have seen the server within ADUC because you're connecting to a DC where the account hasn't been replicated to yet.

Also, can you log into the domain? If so, the computer has to be a part of the domain.

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March 26, 2006 at 09:34:51
I have joined the server to the domain. But I cant see it listed anywhere as being a member server.

All I have is a computer account for it in the COMPUTERS container.

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March 26, 2006 at 18:38:00
That is exactly what should happen.

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March 27, 2006 at 08:16:08
Dont expect it to be listed as 'Member Server'. It will just be listed as a machine on the network.

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March 27, 2006 at 09:26:43
It's entirely normal for it to only be listed under the Computers OU. It will only be moved to the Domain Controllers OU if it is a doman controller. What did you expect?

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