Can't get XP Pro PC to join 2003 domain
Posted on 2010-08-23
I've been doing this since 1990 and this one has me stumped. I'm simply trying to join a Windows XP Pro PC to a Windows Server 2003 domain. This PC existed on teh domain previously but we had to wipre and rebuild it. I've tried using the original Comptuer Name and new names with no luck.
I've also gone in and cleaned up DNS by adding a Reverse Lookup Zone, & manually adding an A record in the domain's Forward Lookup Zone for this PC. I can RDP to the server from this PC, I can ping the server from this PC, I can ping the PC from the server, but I cannot RDP to the PC from the server.
Errors I'm getting:
"The following error occurred attempting to join the domain 'acme':
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted."
or I get an error stating the RPC Server is unavailable.
Thanks for any help.