Can't Join Windows 7 computers to SBS 2008 domain

Posted on 2010-09-11
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have just setup a new sbs 2008 domain.  The dc controls all dns and dhcp.  There are 4 computers total, 2 windows xp and 2 windows 7 computers.  The windows xp computers join to the domain just fine.  When i try and join a windows 7 computer to the domain i get and error "An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed...."  The dns on the workstations are set to the IP of the dns server.

Any ideas?
Question by:jmkotman
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Alan Hardisty earned 2000 total points
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If the Primary DNS of the Windows 7 workstation is hard-coded to the SBS 08 server's IP Address, disable the firewall on the SBS 08 server - I had similar issues and disabling the firewall worked for me.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Are you using the SBS wizard to attempt to join the computer to the domain? or are you trying to join the domain in the traditional enterprise way?
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Have you installed this Update to SBS 2008. If you have not you will have issue adding Windows 7 machines to your domain



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