Cannot rejoin domain
Posted on 2011-02-21
Whilst dealing with a situation where a Windows Server running 2008 standard lost power and subsequently some workstations could not rejoin the domain, I took the step with a particular workstation (XPSP3) of leaving domain and joining a workgroup, rebooting as local administrator and rejoining the domain.
Upon attempting to rejoin the domain the user and password comes up immediately, but credentials fail with the following message: "the following error occurred attempting to join the domain domainname. Cannot complete the function.
Ethernet adapter on WS is set to dynamic, have completed a winsock/tcp repair to flush out any issues on the workstation side.
I have been able to rejoin another client to the domain and have been able to get that WS back on exchange (although I had to set up a new outlook profile and found that data flow from the exchange store to the workstation quite slow) and have had issues with behavior of shares ( I have another question listed regarding this), so I know I can join another device to the domain.
Can anyone with experience in this please advise...
thanks in advance...