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No domain controller could be found

maryann071598
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I am using the Novell Client and NT 3.51 and 4.0 workstation. Sometimes when workstations try to login they receive the following error - "A domain controller could not be found for the specified domain" There is no domain specified. We are not authenticating to a domain.
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rightclick on Network Neighborhood and go to Properties.  Select Change.  Make them a member of a workgroup and click OK.  Restart.  It should be OK.  If you 're using New 3com cards (3C905B) then it's a flaw in the card.

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They already belong to a workgroup, we are using the 3c905 cards is this documented on 3com's page anywhere?
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It's always the same pcs that are having the problem, not all the 3c905b have this problem (I have one of those cards and I have never had that problem) - I'll try updating their drivers and / or a different nic.

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I looked at the 6 pcs that are having this problem - they all have different 3com cards - 3c595tx, 3c509tp, 3c905tx, 3c590

Do you still think it is a problem with the 3com cards?

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The problem was solved by making sure that the computer name and IP host name were the same. If they were different the user would start getting this message.
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