RIS: Not Adding Computer to Domain – Solved

Just solved my problem with RIS clients not joining the domain following our recent upgrade to Windows Server 2008 on our domain controllers. Aside from the obvious checking that you have got correct DNS, DHCP, domain names, etc check out the following Microsoft KB Article. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942564 Look for the following lines in your NetSetup.log file
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ThinStation – Sound & USB!!

Just sorted sound and USB device access with my ThinStation deployment. I inserted the following lines to the thinstation.conf.buildtime file and it all started to work. USB_STORAGE_SYNC=On USB_MOUNT_DIR=”/mnt/usbdevice” SESSION_0_RDESKTOP_OPTIONS=”-r disk:USBDrive=/mnt/usbdevice -r sound:local” Make sure too that you have the necessary modules included for storage device and USB access in the build.conf file. 5 people found
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RIS: Not Adding Computer to Domain

Just had a look at this problem again. Remembered the netsetup.log file that can be found in C:\Windows\Debug. Found more information: 08/17 09:25:02 NetpValidateName: checking to see if ‘ABCDE’ is valid as type 3 name 08/17 09:25:02 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid forĀ ‘ABCDE’ returned 0x54b 08/17 09:25:02 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid [ Exists ] for ‘ABCDE’ returned 0x54b This indicates a problem
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