I have a server that is currently unable to join the domain after it was reformatted. When I entered the old static IP info and tried joining it to the domain I received an error stating that the domain controller for my domain could not be contacted. This was followed by a list of all the DCs in the query and it listed them as follows:
Notice the 2 entries for the second DC. Is that normal?
This is a totally isolated SINGLE-LABEL domain if that helps. The domain was previously a 2000 domain and they built new DCs with 2003 and migrated all the roles.
The other weird factor is that if you input the static IP info and add a WINS server, any WINS server, it will then allow it to be joined to the domain. The only problem is that we don't run WINS on any of our servers, so why does adding a fake WINS server change anything?
I also can join the domain through DHCP. This leads me to believe it may be some sort of swtch/router config problem? Wrong VLAN, no available port?? The reg hack to allow single label domain names has already been performed to no avail.
Hopefully this is something obvious that we're missing.