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Cannot join a computer to the domain

Help Please.

I'm trying to join a computer to the domain but when i give it the domain to be a member of i get the following error message.

A domain controller for the domain ABC.com cannot be contacted

Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain miramar.caresys.co.uk:

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.miramar.caresys.co.uk

Common causes of this error include the following:

- The DNS SRV record is not registered in DNS.

- One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone:

. (the root zone)

For information about correcting this problem, click Help.

I can ping the domain controlerby name and the domain name from this computer but still have no joy joining the domain.

help me please
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Naser GabajCommented:
Hi ccarrack,

Make sure that the machine you are trying to join has the right DNS settings, I face the same issue before and there was a problem in the settings of the client has not get the right IP of my local DNS server.

More info here:
Good Luck!
Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
You are pointing at the existing domain controller for the computer's DNS settings aren't you?
ccarrackAuthor Commented:
Cheers Saved my weekend Naser72
Naser GabajCommented:
Wow, Glad to see you make it, and Thanks for the points.


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