unable to connect to domain

when using the 'Network ID' button, after entering the domain name, I get a window asking for username, password and domain. after entring I get error "The specified server cannot perform the request iperation."

When using the 'Change' button i get the error:

Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\Windows\debug\dcdiag.txt.

DNS was successfully queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain "MYDOM.com":

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.MYDOM.com

The following domain controllers were identified by the query:
MYDC.MYDOM.com


However no domain controllers could be contacted.

Common causes of this error include:

- Host (A) or (AAAA) records that map the names of the domain controllers to their IP addresses are missing or contain incorrect addresses.

- Domain controllers registered in DNS are not connected to the network or are not running.

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OrenRozenAsked:
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Is the client machines dns servers set to that of your domain controller?

Where id you run dcdiag from?
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mudassirahmedCommented:
The issue may be the DNS..

Your AD/DNS Server should have the DNS IP Address of itself....then configure your workstation's IP Address with the DNS IP of your AD/DNS Server....

Then try to join the workstation to the domain
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OrenRozenAuthor Commented:
yes.
ran dcdiag from the DC. passed all tests.
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OrenRozenAuthor Commented:
to mudassirahmed:
the WS dns is set to the DC IP.
the DC main DNS is set to its local IP.
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mudassirahmedCommented:
i didn't understand

Is your client machine contains the Preferred DNS server as DC/DNS server IP?

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OrenRozenAuthor Commented:
to mudassirahmed:
this link is in case the WS cannot find the DC. This is not the case here.

this is the error i get:

DNS was successfully queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain "MYDOM.com":
The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.MYDOM.com

The following domain controllers were identified by the query:
MYDC.MYDOM.com

However no domain controllers could be contacted.
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OrenRozenAuthor Commented:
to mudassirahmed:
>i didn't understand
>
>Is your client machine contains the Preferred DNS server as DC/DNS server IP?

the client Preferred DNS server is set to the DC (also the DNS) IP.
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
from the client can you ping the following ok

DC Server IP
Hostname MYDC
Domain name MYDOM.com
?
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mudassirahmedCommented:
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PorpathamCommented:
This PC was Caused by Virus. When virus affects DNS Cache will be lock and and the cache size will be reduce. Some entry there to enter in regedit.

I will try to upload it soon.
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iimtiazCommented:
Well, it seems  that there might be some communication gap b/w client and AD/DNS. Verify is there any firewall enabled on client or any other application which is playing a role like firewall.
Thanks
Iftikhar
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OrenRozenAuthor Commented:
the problem was with the local firewall.
added ALLOW rule to/for the DC.
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terrybuck9Commented:
I Just got a new Dell laptop with Trend internet security installed.  I got this same problem not being able to connect to domain.  Disabled Trend, and it all worked. Thanks Terry
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