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How do i join my laptop to a domain via the wireless connection

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So, clearly I am new at this -- so here goes:

I installed windows server 2008 r2 and added roles for DNS, AD, and i think domain controller...

I have a machine, networked via ethernet, that i have successfully connected to the new domain i created.

I am however having trouble getting my laptop connected [which is using a wireless connection].
Same for wife's macbookpro.

I have added the name of my laptop to the Computers Group in AD.
I have changed the Wireless Router to stop using DHCP.
I have changed the laptop's NIC to point to the server 2008 IPAddress for DNS.

Again, I am new at this -- so I guess my question is:

What additional steps do i need to complete before a laptop, connected to the network via a wireless router, can join the domain i created?

oh, i think the message that appears when i try to connect was something like:
"No logon servers exist" or maybe "No client server/workstation relationship"

Thanks for any help that can be provided and please ask for additional details for clarification.
Jason
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by:jsvb1977
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The exact message I get is this:

The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship.
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You probably need to connect via an ethernet cable. Wireless usually does not kick in until after the domain wants to connect up. Even if you succeed over wired, wireless presents an issue for the same reason and you may wind up having to map drives manually when using wireless.

Try wired first and see if that works. ... Thinkpads_User
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Thank you. I was happy to help and good luck going forward. ... Thinkpads_User
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