Windows 7 can't join domain

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We are adding some window 7 laptops to our Windows Server 2003 Domain. I have ran into a problem with one of them. It will not join the domain. I have it set to use dhcp. We it errors, the message is DNS timeout. Looking a bit deeper, DNS servers used by this pc, no addresses found. From what I've seen, it appears to not be able to reach the DHCP server, but it is the only pc having this problem. It gets a 169. ip address.

I when in and look at the network connection, figured I would just delete them and start over, won't let me... I'm logged in with the admin account. I'm sure it's something simple, but I'm going to swip the hard drive and reload if I do get it soon.

Let me know if you need additional info.

THnaks,
ABBEtech
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The PC doesn't have a valid IP address on your network, so there's a problem with the network card, patch cable, switch, or DHCP server. Can you try connecting it with a different network cable or to a different port on your switch?

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Right click on the network icon on the status bar, choose troubleshoot problem.
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Thanks but I have tryed all of the above and much more... And we may never know.

I believe it got hosed during setup. I reinstalled os and skipped the part where it ask would you like windows to configure network setting or something like that. I then when in and set this as close to what I'm use to, properties on My Computer. Added without a problem.

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ABBEtech

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