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New computers cannot ping SBS 2008 or join the domain

16JAMESH
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Recently, I took over a site that someone else installed SBS 2008.  From looking at the server I can see why they are no longer there.  The server has about 15 uses and 9 workstations all ready in the domain.  Strange, they only have a 5 users lics.  I informed the owner to purchase move lics.  Alll the workstations that are on the server are working fine.  Presently, I am trying to add 3 more laptops to the domain.  All three can ping others, but  cannot ping or be added to the domain.  I took in my personal laptop can connected to the network and was not able to pring the server as well.  I even try turning off the firewall.

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one of the errors was network path cannot be found
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You need to verify that DNS is functioning properly. Are the client PCs and Laptops looking to the SBS Server for DNS resolution? On the client stations the DNS should be configured with the ip address of the Server. Check the ip schema on one of the PCs and also check DNS on the Server and check the scope options in DHCP to make sure that it is giving out the correct DNS addresses.
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Open DNS Console from Administrative Tools and right click on the Server node name and click on Clear Cache. Open the command prompt and type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter and then type ipconfig /registerdns and then press enter.

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I'd perfomed both suggections that you gave.  I even tried dcdiag /fix:DNS
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