troubleshooting Question

Win2k3 terminal server RPC error and now not join domain

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Help. I have a Windows 2003 terminal server (member server) SP2 which I am trying to add to a Windows 2003 SBS domain. This was working for some reason earlier. Today we moved it to a new office and started getting RPC service unavailable errors when logging into terminal server.

I was following advice of an article on this site when I disjoined it from the domain and was planning to rejoin it. Now I am getting the message the Network Path is not found when trying to rejoin.

I've done nslookup of the domain controller from this member server and get what to me is a strange answer. It resolves it and shows the correct IP and then it says
*** dcname.domain name can't find dcname: Server failed.

I do this on the DC and it's fine.

I have one other server in the domain that also has this RPC error but it's not critical i connect in terminal and so have ignored it.

Also...the DC had 2 NIC's but I consolidated the services to use only the one and disabled the other today as I've seen time and again that this can cause the RPC issue.

Please help!
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