cannot find domain

I am running an image and now when I try to connect to the domain it says it cannot find domain and I know it's ther as I have done this in the past. Should I have to add anything in the more icon when I try to add this to the domain I select change and add the domain name but when I select more there is nothing in the primary DNS suffix area. I cannot connect to the domain. Would it be better to just add the computer in active directory users and computers then try to add it to the domain?
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Dennis MillerAsked:
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kfullartonCommented:
Is the computer you're trying to add pointed to the correct DNS server?  Can you ping the DNS/AD server?
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Dennis MillerAuthor Commented:
it's not on the domain to be able to do this.
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Dennis MillerAuthor Commented:
Can I just add this from AD users and computers and get the same results?
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adamdrayerCommented:
You should let the computer account get created.  Besides, not being able to find the domain should have nothing to do with whether there exists a computer account or not.

Try using the NTLM version of the domain name.  This would be the one without dots(.).  If that doesn't work, make sure you have a valid IP address and your network card drivers are working correctly.
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Dennis MillerAuthor Commented:
what do you mean by NTLM?
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kfullartonCommented:
>it's not on the domain to be able to do this.
The DNS server is a connection parameter and is independent of whether or not you are joined to a domain.

If you can't resolve the domain name to an IP address, you'll never be able to join it.
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
just an FYI:  Ntlm is short for Windows NT LAN Manager..  a legacy authentication mostly used for backward compatiblity to the old NT4 days..  It is actually not very secure, and most admins turn it off..   If you want to know more about this, read Mark Minasi's article (you will have to subscribe to his site):

http://www.minasi.com/showdoc.asp?docname=nws0304.htm
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
and, back to kf's question:  can you ping the DNS server's address via the name or ipaddress?
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Dennis MillerAuthor Commented:
when I create  or try to add to the domain, should I add an entry into the more icon for DNS suffix? What does this do?
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kfullartonCommented:
It's irrelevant at this point.  That field will be populated once you get the machine added.
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Hmm.. I was just adding content and did not expect the credit..  what about we split these up?  :0
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