exchange 2008 - adding a laptop to domain

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I cannot get a laptop to join a domain.
I can ping ip addresses both ways.
From the laptop I can ping name/ip address

from the DC only ping ip address

This is the message I get:

Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\Windows\debug\dcdiag.txt.

DNS was successfully queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain "XYZ.COM":

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.XZY.COM

The following domain controllers were identified by the query:

The logon screen pops up but the above message appears.

I banging my head on this one.

Question by:techgenious
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    Expert Comment

    try adding the domain.local domain name as the suffix of your laptops nettwork connection

    Author Comment

    Did that already, still cannot login
    LVL 8

    Expert Comment

    time to run a dcdiag on the dc
    LVL 24

    Expert Comment

    Disable local windows firewall on laptop & DC & join it only using netbios name.

    Author Comment

    Tried netbios name:  server2008

    just says cannot find server2008 in DNS


    I don't get it.  Why it is so difficult, this unit was built from scratch and very generic build
    LVL 24

    Accepted Solution

    Did you configure preferred DNS server address in the NIC of the laptop to local dns server. Disable the local windows firewall as well as AV & then try.

    Take a look at below article.

    Author Comment

    Did all that, keep in mind this is my own home network.
    I have a DC, and a 6 port switch.

    Will check out the link.

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