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Why can't my windows Xp computer join the domain

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hi all,

     I just setup this win2k server for my office, I add a new user in win2k, everything looks fine, but when itry to join my windows Xp computer to the domain, it said " the network name can not be found" any idea?

cheers
yours eric
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Eric,

Check this PAQ http:Q_20426864.html and post back with results
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by:ericpc
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I am using pro edition, still have the problem, I just tried in another Xp pro computer, no problme at all. Any idea?
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by:sunray_2003
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So you have 2 windows xp pro machines and one is able to join the domain (windows 2000 server) and another cannot ? Is that the situation now ..

Do you remember setting any limits on windows 2000 preventing more than one machine to join the domain ?

Have you tried disconnecting the machine that is joining the domain and then try only on the machine that is not joining ?
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by:ericpc
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i have already log off the other xp pro, and I can ping the server from the one having problem, it's just so wired.
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by:sunray_2003
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Here is a step by step instruction. Thought wud help you

http://www.logdev.com/LogDev/KBase/KBase-Clients/KB20030509.htm

Or try putting the Server and  IP info in the hosts file located here c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc

and then try
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Assuming you've run through dcpromo correctly, your DNS setup is not correct.
In short: Make sure the DNS entries on your machines (including the server itself!) point to your internal DNS *only*; under no circumstances hand out your ISP's DNS to any domain member! For Internet name lookup to work, delete the root zone (".") in your DNS, and configure forwarders to point to your ISP's DNS.
Here's some more stuff to read; if there aren't any other errors in your setup, the FAQ might already be enough:

Frequently Asked Questions About Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003 DNS
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291382

How Domain Controllers Are Located in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=247811

How Domain Controllers Are Located in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314861

HOW TO: Troubleshoot DNS Name Resolution on the Internet in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316341

HOW TO: Configure DNS for Internet Access in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=300202

Setting Up the Domain Name System for Active Directory
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=237675

Troubleshooting Common Active Directory Setup Issues in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=260371

How to Verify the Creation of SRV Records for a Domain Controller
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=241515

Windows 2000 DNS and Active Directory Information and Technical Resources
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=298448

HOW TO: Use the Network Diagnostics Tool (Netdiag.exe) in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321708

DCDiag and NetDiag in Windows 2000 Facilitate Domain Join and DC Creation
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=265706

Windows 2000 SP4 Support Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/SP4/supporttools.asp

SRV Resource Records May Not Be Created on Domain Controller
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=239897
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by:ericpc
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it's 3Am here now, I will come back tomorrow again , thanks guys.

yours eric
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by:ryangclear
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if you are just typing in the domain name when you are trying to join and it doesnt work try the FQDN

where you select 'member of domain'
type in your full domain name.

yourdomain.partentdomain.com

thats the same as setting "Append Primary and Connection specific DNS suffixes" if you advanced settings for DNS.
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by:ericpc
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how do i check the DNS of my Dc is point to itself? I don't think I put in the ISP's DNS in by any chance.
It just doesn't make any sense only one of the computer can join the domian but others can't, and the funny thing is, the one can join the domain can not access to the domain in "see entire network"

yours Eric
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by:oBdA
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The DNS server entries in your TCP/IP settings; this needs to be the actual address, *not* localhost (127.0.0.1). While you're there, make sure your server has a static IP.
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hi all,

       I end up with reinstall the win2k,  problem solved thanks eveybody for leading me here.

cheers
yours eric  
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