Problem with windows 2003 server not being able to join the domain or get out on the internet.

I recently upgraded a pc from windows xp home to windows server 2003. Before the upgrade the computer was able to get out to the internet. After the update that did not have any errors. The server is not able to join the domain and can not get out to the internet. The server is not able to pull an IP from the network. The NIC is showing a dummy ip address and the MAC address is all Zero's. I am at my wits end with this problem any help you can all give me would be greatly appreciated.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
> The server is not able to join the domain
any error messages

> The NIC is showing a dummy ip address
usually, setting the gateway correct should solve this.

>and the MAC address is all Zero's.
possibly, the NIC driver is not installed properly?
woodjeAuthor Commented:

Thanks for the response. When I try to join the domain I get that it can not find the DHCP server. Where can I change the gateway at? And I have uninstalled and reinstalled the NIC drive no change there.
Giuseppe 'Pino' De FrancescoSnr. Solutions ArchitectCommented:
just a doubt: is your domain win2000?
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woodjeAuthor Commented:
Yes it is a win 2000 DC.
Update the NIC drivers for the card first, then make sure the original computer name has been removed from AD-computers.  Then go to cmd prompt run ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew.

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woodjeAuthor Commented:

Thanks the driver was the issue. It was not compatable with the OS. Had to goto the manufacturer to get the correct driver. Thanks for your help with this problem. I had been pulling out what little hair I have left.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
glad you got the problem solved.
Please, do in future split points when several experts gave the good hint (I noted the driver problem also) :-)
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