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Windows cannot connect to domain because the server is not operational

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Trying to connect active directory users and computers to the domain but it will not connect and gives the above error message.

Any help appreciated.
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Make sure your workstation is pointing to the same DNS server as the Domain controller and that the DNS zone for your AD is configured correctly.

You cannot point a DC to an external DNS server where you dont have write privs as it will not function correctly and you wont be able to resolve it.

Cheers

JamesDS
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