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I'm getting the error "No mapping between account names and security ID's was done" when attempting to join a W2k server to a w2k domain

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I'm getting the error "No mapping between account names and security ID's was done" when attempting to join a W2k server to a w2k domain.  I've tried joining a different workgroup, changing computer name, rebooting... DNS is correct and is pointing to our DNS/DC.   Active Directory Computers does not have any reference to the machine listed either.   Tried the normal stuff.. any ideas?
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What user account are you trying to join the computer with?  Obviously, it's a domain account?
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I ended up calling Microsoft (which I hate to do... even though we get free support)...   The problem was about 8 group policy settings for the domain controllers.   Didn't make too much sense as I have several other servers that can easily join the domain with same specs and such.... but when I made the recommended changes.... everything worked perfectly.   Personally, sounds like an anomoly to me.  Microsoft didn't care to explain why it works for some servers and some require these settings.....   None the less most of the policies were related to SMB.

Oh well...
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I also had this problem.

The error I had was that the server name I was using was an old server name - even though the computer was deleted and the dns record was deleted from DNS, after renaming the computer to something else I could add the server to the domain and then rename it back afterward :)

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