Domain controller could not be contacted
Posted on 2005-05-01
I have a new computer that I am attempting to connect to my server. -- Actually, it's an old(er) computer that has had the hard-drive formatted and I am connecting it to my server. (Windows Small Business Server 2003)
Whenever I attempt to connect to the domain I get the "domain controller could not be contacted" error message.
I can ping my DC without any challenges -- every once in a while I will get a missed packet, but for the most part, the ping works.
I can't connect to anything over the internet either, and I am totally unsure of what the problem is. I'm baffled. I am using DHCP, so I have not assigned the IP address or anything like that. I have three other computers connected to the DC, and they are working just fine.
The computer worked fine before at the other workstation.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.