"General Network Error" trying to join Vista to domain.
Posted on 2008-10-24
I have a home server running Server 2003, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory connected to DSL.
I have switched to Vista x64 and I can't join my domain. When I push OK on the change network name dialog I get the error that the computer name could not be validated and a general network error occurred. I have some errors in the event log about netbios.sys being incompatible with my version of windows.
I have checked my DHCP server and DNS server settings and they are good. This is a fresh install of Vista x64 from Gateway with my latest network drivers. This happens every time I install. Windows XP will join the domain just fine. What gives?