Cannot join Windows 7 into 2003 Domain

Trying to join Windows 7 into the domain.  The message An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed.  Please verify this client is configured to reach a DNS server tht can resolve DNS names in the target domain.  

DC has a DHCP configured.  What else this Windows 7 client need?  I even put a DNS suffix and still no luck..
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What is your domain called?,  When your trying to join are you using the fully qualified domain name like: mydomain.local?
Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
It sounds like the Win 7 machine can't find the DC.  Is the Win 7 machine set up as a DHCP client?  Are you sure it's getting a valid IP address?  Can you ping the DC from the Win 7 machine?  Have you tried assigning a static IP address to the Win 7 machine?
try this From windows 7, click start, type local and open the Local Security Policy

Select Local Policies -> Security Options, in the right find Network
Secuity: LAN Manager Authentication Leven, and set to Send LM & NTLM - use
NTLMv2 session security if negotiated.

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Can you post ipconfig /all from client machine here?

And can you ping DC's ip address from client machine?
Tiras25Author Commented:
That helped.  Do I need to do it for every new Win7 machine then?
I would. So far i have only done two. If i find any more info ill post it. =)
I've only done 2 machines, so thats how i know how to do win 7 but if i find out another way i will be sure to post.
don't forget, if the the comment helped to mark solution =)
Interesting - just to add my thoughts - I have quite a few windows 7 machines on a Server 2003 domain and I have never had to do this, they add just like XP or Vista.

Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
[JVFLY23] & [Tiras25]  What editions of Windows 7 are you implementing?  Like [mszal101], I've rolled out a number of Win 7 machines in my domain and never had an issue like this.
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