Issues while changing ArcSDE from a Workgroup to Domain Environment

Discussion created by Intellgis on Feb 21, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2014 by crafty762
Hi ,

Our organisation was a having a multi-user Geodatabase ( ArcSDE 10.1 gateway on an Oracle 11 g DB) in a Workgroup configuration.

The type of Authentication for DB connection was "Database authentification"

Now Our IT is moving ahead with a New Domain/Active directory based Server access - This means the existing workgroup users will be changed to Domain users.

Now I though the new users will be able to access the ArcSDE connection using same old Database Username and password.

But encountering an error : Failed to connect to specified server : ORA-12154 : TNS : could not resolve the connect identifier specified.No extended error

What does it mean and whats the way forward, if we prefer not to disturb existing connections/usernames , but wanna change  to Domain.