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Windows 7 - Windows 2000 Domain RRS feed

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  • I was wondering if there are any issues with joining a windows 7 host to a windows 2000 domain ?
    Matt
    • Changed type Nicholas Li Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:19 AM
    • Changed type Nicholas Li Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:19 AM
    • Edited by Matty87 Wednesday, September 2, 2009 12:18 PM
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:34 AM

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  • Normally there isn't, but if so, please do post your problem here...
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 11:53 AM
  • Hi Filip,

    I have just added Windows 7 Pro to a Windows 2000 domain and all is fine except the groups in computer management are only showing SIDS rather than domain\account names.  If I add the machine to a 2003 functional level domain the SIDS get translated to domain\account names.  Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Dan
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 11:26 AM
  • Hi Dan,

    Possible DNS issue is the first thing that springs to mind although I have looked through other forums and found this. I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/7d0bb953-3514-4475-8f00-5f624f5f6b00

    Let me know how you get on

    Matt
    Matt
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 12:06 PM
  • Hi Matt,

    Thanks for that.  DNS is properly configured, only change here is using a Windows 7 build.

    The only reference in the thread you provided to something similar is:

    "You cant add the user beforehand at Computer - rtclk - Manage etc cos it shows as a SID not as a name so one cant confirm exactly who has been added."

    They don't seem to mention whether the SID turned into a normal user at any point.  I suspect I will need to log this with MS or just upgrade the 2000 domain to 2003/2008 - think we'll get there before this is important to us anyway!

    p.s. everything works fine it's purely the fact that it's an unfriendly SID I can see as if the computer isn't trusted - the trust is working fine between computer and domain though - i.e. able to administer machine using domain admin account etc.

    Many thanks

    Dan
    Thursday, September 3, 2009 9:28 AM
  • Hi Dan,

    Sounds good to me, we will be migrating to a 2003/2008 domain soon. I have been testing several applications on 7 and the majority of them seem to be working fine.

    One issue I have come across is with the admin pack. The 2003 and Vista SP1 admin pack does not appear to be compatible with windows 7/windows 2000 domain. Is there any alternatives around this?


    Thanks

    Matt
    Matt
    Monday, September 7, 2009 9:29 AM
  • I'm having the exact same problem.  When you look at the membership of "Adminstrators" on the local machine, all you see are the local administrator account, and a bunch of SIDs for the other users/groups that are members of local admins.  I've noticed that this problem seems to come and go.  Sometimes the SID's are resolved, sometimes not.  The trust relationship is good.  I'm able to manage the machine without issue.  Any ideas from anyone?
    Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:51 PM
  • Matty87, you need the RSAT for Windows 7 found here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7D2F6AD7-656B-4313-A005-4E344E43997D&displaylang=en and if you have Exhange Server you'll need a MODIFIED version of ESM for Vista which you can get from here http://nwcalc.web44.net/Win7/.  I could not get a several of my domain tools to work on 64bit especially ESM. I had to change from 64bit to 32bit to get all my tools working properly and now it works just fine.
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    Monday, January 18, 2010 8:12 PM
  • Cheers cdobbs,

    " you need the RSAT for Windows 7 found here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7D2F6AD7-656B-4313-A005-4E344E43997D&displaylang=en  and if you have Exhange Server you'll need a MODIFIED version of ESM for Vista which you can get from here http://nwcalc.web44.net/Win7/ .  I could not get a several of my domain tools to work on 64bit especially ESM. I had to change from 64bit to 32bit to get all my tools working properly and now it works just fine."

    That did the trick

     

    Cheers for your help



    Matt - MCDST
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 10:05 AM
  • Error 1789 when you use the LookupAccountName function on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

    KB976494

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976494/en-us

    We had the same issue and this fixed it...

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 5:20 PM