Problems joining a domain
Posted on 2004-11-12
Setting up a server in a school, there is already an existing domain, but we wanted to create a new domain in a new forest. Installation went fine, set up domain controller w\ active directory...Inputted all 60 users, then, when we try to add a computer to the domain (running xp) the following error message came up: "The following error occured attempting to join the domain "(domain name here)" : The network path was not found." I have never had this error before. I assigned the server a static ip, and i set that ip as the preferred dns server on the other computers...When i type in our domain name, the password dialogue does come up (if you just type in anything, the password dialogue doesn't come up at all) so i guess the computer is seeing it, and no matter if a type a correct or incorrect login, that message comes up...Any suggestions? I don't have access to the server this weekend, but my guess is I set something wrong with the DNS servers for the school itself...To get the information to enter in the TCP/IP config on the server, I went to a computer (gets ip info from dhcp server) went to cmd, ipconfig \all, and i put those addresses as secondary ip addresses on the server, obviously set the preffered address to this server on the server and on other computers when trying to get them to join the domain...Tried it on dift computers, too, so it's not just one computer...Any suggestions?