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connecting client to Win 2K3 server with Network ID wizard

Hello,

After setting up a user and computer in the directory on Win 2K3 server I run the Network ID wizard on the client to connect it to the local domain

It finds the account for the computer OK

After I select use this account I get an error message

Your computer could not be joined to the domain becuase the following error occured:

The network name cannot be found

I have obviously missed something but cant think what, these PC's were previously connected to a different server

Thanks
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NiSiWi
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whermansCommented:
I am not fond of the Network ID Wizard.  I prefer using the Change button on the System Properties - Computer Name tab to add a computer to an existing new domain.

Could you try this option?  This way only creates a computer account in the AD, while the other wizard does more than just that.
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whermansCommented:
Oh and better delete the computer account in your AD first.
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Mad_JasperCommented:
I rarely set up computers in AD before joining the domain.

Usually, I go to "Change" and specify my name and domain there.

I would delete the account in AD and try this method.

Right-click "My Computer", choose "Properties" | "Computer Name" | "Change" ---> Enter the name and domain and it should work. You may want to consider changing the name of your computer.
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NiSiWiAuthor Commented:
tried that and I still get the same error message
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Mad_JasperCommented:
When you try to join the domain, are you entering the domain as "domain.com" or "domain".

If it is "domain.com", try dropping the .com and just enter "domain".

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NiSiWiAuthor Commented:
thanks for the note
just "domain"
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Mad_JasperCommented:
Make sure the machine is deleted from Active Directory first.

Good Luck!
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waqaswasibCommented:
just chk if u have mentioned dns address in tcp/ip properties
bye
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