Unable to join domain "the specified network name is no longer available"


I am trying to add a new server do my domain and I get the message that it is unable to join the domain "xxx" because "the specified network name is no longer available".

Main domain server runs Windows 2008 R2. New server is also running Windows 2008 R2. I was able to join another server (with the same exact hardware) to the domain last week without any problems.

New server can ping main domain server and vice-versa. New server can resolve the domain name (including domain + suffix). I have tried different names for the server and nothing has worked so far.

Any clues?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Try setting up your DNS to point to the main server. Also try the FQDN (domain.local) or whatever it is.

Sometimes just the netbios name of the domain doesn't work.
greg wardSystems EngineerCommented:
Can you still add desktop machines to the domain?
Have you tried the FQDN?
mbertuolAuthor Commented:
It already had the DNS poiting to the main server. And it was also pinging FQDN.

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mbertuolAuthor Commented:
I found the solution. I had assigned a static IP. When I changed and let it get an automatic IP address, I was able to join the domain immediately!

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greg wardSystems EngineerCommented:
The solution was that DNS picked up your WINS settings.
greg wardSystems EngineerCommented:
I meant dhcp NOT  dns
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