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NETDOM.exe issues - Remote pc's cannot join the Windows 2003 domain

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I am migrating from Novell Netware to Windows AD.  I am using netdom.exe to add the pc's that are locally attached to my domain.   This works fine.    BUT when I try to use netdom.exe on the remote pc's (connected via WAN links) DSL, Frame, Cable... I get an error -  Error Code: 1355. Detail: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted

The remote pc has the domain's DNS configured in it.  What else do I need to do?   I didn't want to have to remote control into the remote pc and manually add it to the domain.  

Any ideas.
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netdom uses netbios name resolution.

specify a wins server or configure a lmhosts file.
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You also need to make sure the Remote clients are using the "Gateway on the Remote Network" so that they see and use your own DNS server instead of the ISP's.

This is typically a checkbox on the VPN or DUN connectoid.
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