Hi , i have setup a windows 2003 domain controller , which is all so my DNS , and DHCP server,
im sure both are correctly setup. 1st of all when i try to join xp laptop to domain i noticed it was not getting an address from DHCP so i checked cable etc checked dhcp that it was auhorised in AD and scope etc all looked ok.
2nd i manually gave the laptop an address of 192.168.0.35 which is on the same subnet as domain controller etc and gave it the DNS server address which are both 192.168.0.1. then test this by pinging the DC by name and ip which worked , and pinged laptop from DC which worked ok as well, done NSlookup on laptop which returned ip address but default server unknown.
3rd i try to join the domain again which it has sortof done but i get an error on the laptop computer name changes " the specified server cannot perform the requested operation"
4th when i check AD users and computers the laptop is in the computers container wih a red X hence the account is disabled from here i can right click it and enable it bit the laptop still does not appear to be a member of the domain.
just in case this helps i have a netgear cable router which i have switched off DHCP and gave a static address of 192.168.0.25, and is not acting as a cable router ie no internet connection set up on it this is acting as a switch for my network i can ping from both DC and laptop.
ps also checked event veiwer on DC no enterys apart from W32time and checked Xp laptop which has the same error . Thanks