Cannot join my  domain

Posted on 2011-03-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am running Server 2008 Standard.  I have a Windows 7 PC that will not join the domaion.   Attached is the dcdiag.txt file. dcdiag.txt  Any ideas as to what is causing the problem?
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jsvor earned 250 total points
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Is the problem workstation using DHCP from the network to get its IP Address?  What is the IP of the DHCP server?  Can the workstation ping the server by it's name?

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Yes I am using DHCP from my domain controller to assign IP addresses.  The IP of the domain server is  I cannot ping by name or IP address.  I went into the network and sharing center and it says that I am connected to a public network.  I cannot find any way to unjoin it from the public network and join it to the domain network.  The NIC in the task area states "no internet access".

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I have another PC inwhich the NIC is stating limited or no network connectivity.  Not sure if this is related.

Expert Comment

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On the Win7 machine run "ipconfig /all" from a command prompt and post what it returns.  Have you checked to make sure the settings on the NIC are set to auto obtain for both IP and DNS?
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mmicha earned 250 total points
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Try running an "ipconfig /all" on the machines.  The limited or no connectivity normallly indicates trouble with getting settings from DHCP.

If that doesn't work, you may want to restart your DHCP server/service.  Once it clears up, try joining the PC to the domain.  When you have the proper settings from DHCP and the correct DNS.  It normally is a snap!

Author Comment

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I am seeing this error in the event viewer on the server. DNSERROR03142011.txt DNSERROR03142011.txt

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Good answers!  Thanks!

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What was the issue in the end?

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