Cannot join any servers or workstations to windows 2008 domain
Posted on 2009-05-07
Looking for some help!
I installed a W2k08 Server and did initial setup for Active Directory. I believe there is something wrong with my DNS setup but have been unable to figure it out so far.
I've tried joining the domain from both a windows xp client and also another windows server 2008 machine but both fail. I've pointed their DNS to my W2k08 Server (which is running DNS role as well as the other standard comain controller roles).
The error I get when attempting to join the domain from the other W2k08 machine is:
"An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined had failed".
The error I get from the Windows XP workstation when attempting to join the domain is:
"A domain controller for the domain stack.2008 could not be contacted"
I can ping the name of the domain controller from both these clients, although it doesnt display the FQDN in the reply.
No errors showing in DNS or other event logs.
Any ideas what I can try next?
Many thanks in advance.