However, after I installed Active Directory on Server 2 (I made it an additional domain controller in a new forest in a single domain), my Windows 98 clients are now unable to log in. My Windows 2000 clients can log in and access resources, but the authentication takes longer than I believe it should.
Here are is how I think I should proceed:
- Install the Active Directory support for Windows 9x clients from the 2000 Server CD-ROM.
- Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on the 98 clients.
I'm going to try the above ASAP, but is there anything else I need to consider?
- Use NETDIAG.EXE from the Windows 2000 CD support tools. This tool will check the network connectivity, DNS configuration, etc., for the domain controller that you run it on. Run it on both of the DCs. Resolve and errors. The Windows XP and Windows 2000 machines will be using DNS to locate the Windows 2000 servers and AD services.
- Check your WINS configuration on the DCs and the clients. Make sure that they are all using the same WINS server(s). Also, check the WINS database that it has the appropriate records and is not corrupt. The Win9x machines will be using the WINS database to locate the servers and AD services.
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