Cannot join Windows 2003 Server to domain
Posted on 2006-05-01
Does anybody know when you try to join a windows 2003 server over a VPN to VPN site and you receive a "Semaphore timeout period has expired". I'm using Netscreen Firewalls to establish a VPN to VPN. Works great. I can ping with no problems in both directions. I have an LMHOST file with the proper credentials to help the situation. I can resolve the DC AD Windows 2003 server. I do a trace route and it comes back clean. I have looked all over the net, the only thing I can find closely resembling the situation is the redirect registry timeout hack for NT 4.0. I look at the error logs and they are clean. My switch port and the NIC are both set for 100 Mbps Full Duplex. Either I have a network card that is just going bad but not showing any errors or there is a timeout that is going on with the connection that I need to lengthen within the Operating System. The Netscreen Firewalls are working just fine and not showing any errors. TTL is 126 with a return of 71ms on the nose with no problems. Ping brings back 100% of the packets.