After using Sinmantec Ghost to capture an image of a new IBM T400 Build, I “was” successful in my attempt to join the laptop to the domain.
When I re-booted the laptop and attempted to log into the domain, using the same Admin account that joined it to the domain, I received this error message.
“The current time on this computer and the current time on the network are different. For more information about Date/Time Properties, see Help and Support. To log on, contact your system administrator.”
At first I thought that the local time on the laptop was incorrect or possibly in the wrong time zone.
That all checked out…
After reading several posts I decided to check the BIOS time settings, which again were all correct…
I also tried removing the PC from the Domain and re-adding it. I still received the same error.
What I did to fix our issue was as follows.
1) Log on locally with the local Administrator password
2) open cmd prompt
3) NET USE \\DCNAME /user:myname entered my password
4) NET TIME \\DCNAME /SET /Y
I am now able to log into the domain with my domain account.
The entire network is in upgrade mode, so if there is an underlying issue I hope to have it resolved very soon.
ALSO NOTE! When using Sinmantec Ghost to create a Ghost image of a IBM T400 Laptop. Make sure to use the -ib when creating the image and also (was 50 /50 hit and miss here) the -ib switch when bringing the image down to a new laptop.
If you do not use those switches the MBR record gets hosed and you will have to either use a 98 boot disk to run FIXMBR, or spend a day and a half trying to work around it.
Hope this helps… (Yes Aidan I know!! <g>)