This is the exact error that i get when i try to add a machine to a domain.
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The domain name DOMAIN_NAME might be a NetBIOS domain name. If this is the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with WINS.
If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS configuration.
The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain DOMAIN_NAME:
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.DOMAI
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.
This is a problem only at 1 of our offices which does not have a DC present locally. If i take the machine and plug it to either 1 of our 2 locations with a DC, it will join the domain just fine. I also tried the post at, where someone else also asked the same question,