We are having 2TB Sharespace, we are having trouble connecting it into our SBS 2008 Std. Ed. Domain environment. Everytime we provide Domain Name, Domain Netbios Name, Domain IP, Domain Network Admin User Name & Password we get “NET_ERROR: Join ADS Failed”.
We are having following configuration:
Reserved IP Address of the range “192.168.1.x” being provided by DHCP Server.
Default Gateway & DNS Server entries for the Sharespace set = Domain Controller IP Address.
We tried with both, giving full domain controller netbios name as well as just the server name, but in both cases the same error is generated.
In case we change Administrator User Name or Password we get “KINIT_ERROR: Preauthentication Failed”. And the fact that sharespace is geting IP Setting (Already Reserved in DHCP for Sharespace) Dynamically from the DHCP Server means the Sharespace is very much communicating with Domain Controller, but it is not able to join the domain.
And as far as the fact that user trying to join the sharespace to Domian Controller should be a member of Domain Controller/Users is also being met. Because the user is the “Network Admin of the domain” which in SBS 2008 environment lies at = domaincontroller/Mybusiness/Users/SBSUsers/ but this “Domain Network Admin” is actually the member of all the built-in groups (and also of domaincontroller/Users), so it should not be the problem area (Just for information). We even tried creating a user at default location, but that also didn’t solved our problem.
Can anybody help us out?
We would be very thankful.