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Cannot rejoin domain

Hello,

I removed a Windows Server 2003 from our domain, then temporarily joined a workgroup and now I want to rejoin the domain.
When I try to rejoin the domain I get the message that a domain controller for the domain xxxxx could not be contacted.
I can ping the domain controller using the IP address but I cannot ping it if I use the name.
Nslookup gives me the message "DNS request timed out" if I use the IP address or the name.
There is a host entry with the server name and IP under DNS Forward Lookup Zones and there is a pointer entry with the server name and IP under Reverse Lookup Zones.

Please help!
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Hendrik WieseInformation Security ManagerCommented:
Did you configure static IP, DNS and Gateway on this server
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Hendrik WieseInformation Security ManagerCommented:
You can delete the DNS entries for the server, then ensure that you have a static IP, DNS and Gateway and try to join it to the domain again. If you can only ping the IP it means that it cannot contact your DNS Server and that is why I suggest that you use a static address.
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DaeltCommented:
Go to your TCP/IP Properties, check your static IP and DNS entry.
Go to advanced, WINS tab, uncheck LMHOST.
open a cmd window and type ipconfig /flushdns

Try ping your DC with name again.

If still not working
open cmd window and type ipconfig /registerdns
Try again
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sergios77Author Commented:
Static IP, DNS and Gateway were already configured.
I deleted the DNS entries for the servers but I still have the same problems.
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sergios77Author Commented:
Daelt,

I followed your instructions.

Still not working.
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Hendrik WieseInformation Security ManagerCommented:
Do you have DHCP, try to set it to DHCP and see if it does get an IP and try again. Also do the ipconfig /flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns as suggested by Daelt
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Turn OFF Windows Firewall
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BobintheNocCommented:
When attempting to join, try the dns name as well as the netbios domain names.  If you ping the domain name, do you get a valid ip address of a dc/dns server?  Have you removed the original computer object from the domain or reset that account?  On the server that you're trying to rejoin, does it have a dns server ip address in the tcp/ip settings for it's network adapter?
Is the server on the same subnet as a domain controller?

As you'll often hear with locating stuff in an active directory, failures are often caused by athe dns or name resolution issue.  
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Also dissable any third party AV/firewall software
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CSorgCommented:
you could use a host file to force its resolution, still, it should be working with a correct DNS setup.
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sergios77Author Commented:
I finally figured it out.
There was a second network card that was disabled. After I enabled it everything was ok.
Sorry for taking your time!
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sergios77Author Commented:
I found the solution so I am distributing the points to everyone who tried to help.
Thanks!
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