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Windows 7 Professional Cannot Join Domain: Network Location Cannot be Reached

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Attempting to connect a Windows 7 Professional desktop with a domain. Other computers on the network have connected seemingly fine with the same configuration. We have tried several items including reinstalling File and Printer Sharing, changing the computer name, assigning a new IP address, etc. but to no avail. At the end of the Network ID Wizard or after attempting to change the domain, we received the error Network Location Cannot Be Reached.
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by:Randy Downs
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I would try updating Network drivers.

Are you on the same subnet? Able to access the Internet?
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by:Neil Russell
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Normally this is DNS or firewall related.
Double Double check ALL dns settings on the workstation. Esp. the subnet setting
Make sure windows firewall is dissabled and that you have no 3rd party AV/AS software running that has a built in firewall.
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by:jrgcomputing
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I would try 2 things. Turn windows firewall on and try the fqdn of the domain. Also make sure its got the correct DNS servers and these aren't setup as static.
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by:Sandeshdubey
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check TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service it should be automatic and started and then try to joing the PC to domain.
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we are in the process of trying each solution  -  none have worked so far
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had to remove and reinstall nics
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