I set dns server as 192.168.1.2, which is the address of the server. Left alternate dns blank. Still get the logon message system cannot log you on now because the domain is not available.
When I set the dns server to 192.168.1.2 it allowed me to change the computer name/workgroup to join the domain, so it resolves that issue, but it does not resolve the issue of the windows logon message saying the domain is not available.
Also, when I am logged on to the client as the local machine, I cannot access any internet pages unless I change the dns server back to 192.168.1.1 (the router) which I am assuming is normal. Thought I would add to post in case that is relevant though.
Is this a permissions issue on the server itself? Or more likely a dns issue. Would really appreciate any assistance here!!!