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Not finding domain SBS 2003, XP Pro client, notebook

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I have a network. Every user can see the domain, including another notebook. There is one notebook, which was upgraded from XP Home to XP Professional, which sees the network, accesses the Internet, but doesn't find the domain. I get the errors "a domain controller for the doman myserver.local could not be found" and "DNS name does not exist" when trying to make it a member of the domain.
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check the DNS settings on the XP Machine - it is quite likely this is a DNS Problem

Windows XP will try to find its domain controller using the DNS server in its tcp ip properties
if the server is not set or the server its pointing to is not holding a copy of the active directory intergrated dns domain

it could be that the notebook is pointing at the isp dns server - or one that doesnt know about your domain - check the other laptops

of course the notebook could also be using a proxy for its internet access
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The DNS settings are correct, I have included the ip setting of the server for DNS address. The proxy is set to auto detect. Any other ideas ?.
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I worked out that the server DNS needs to be set as the primary DNS at the client. Having it as a secondary or additional DNS doesn't work.
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