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Trouble adding machine to newly created domain - the network path was not found

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I'm having trouble adding a machine to a newly created domain the error I am getting is:

"The following errors occurred attempting to join the domain "pottonhomes.local"
The network path was not found."

Please see both for ipconfig /all ran from the client and the server and also a dcdiag which showed a few errors on the server any help would be great.


IPCONFIG & NSLOOKUP ON SERVER
C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : phsvr01
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : pottonhomes.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : pottonhomes.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP NC107i PCIe Gigabit Server Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-1F-74-3B-23-10
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.2(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.2
                                       192.168.20.1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


NSLOOKUP

Default Server:  phsvr01.pottonhomes.local
Address:  192.168.20.2

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IPCONFIG & NSLOOKUP ON CLIENT

 Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : pottonhomes.local
 Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-4D-A2-FB-57-74
 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
 Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.100(Preferred)
 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 26 September 2011 11:53:40
 Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 04 October 2011 13:35:02
 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.1
 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.2
 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.2
 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

c:\>nslookup
Default Server:  phsvr01.pottonhomes.local
Address:  192.168.20.2

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DCDIAG RAN FROM SERVER

      Starting test: Replications
         ......................... PHSVR01 passed test Replications
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... PHSVR01 passed test RidManager
      Starting test: Services
         ......................... PHSVR01 passed test Services
      Starting test: SystemLog
         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x00001695
            Time Generated: 09/26/2011   13:34:44
            Event String:
            Dynamic registration or deletion of one or more DNS records associat
ed with DNS domain 'pottonhomes.local.' failed.  These records are used by other
 computers to locate this server as a domain controller (if the specified domain
 is an Active Directory domain) or as an LDAP server (if the specified domain is
 an application partition).
         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x00001695
            Time Generated: 09/26/2011   13:34:44
            Event String:
            Dynamic registration or deletion of one or more DNS records associat
ed with DNS domain 'ForestDnsZones.pottonhomes.local.' failed.  These records ar
e used by other computers to locate this server as a domain controller (if the s
pecified domain is an Active Directory domain) or as an LDAP server (if the spec
ified domain is an application partition).
         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x00001695
            Time Generated: 09/26/2011   13:34:44
            Event String:
            Dynamic registration or deletion of one or more DNS records associat
ed with DNS domain 'DomainDnsZones.pottonhomes.local.' failed.  These records ar
e used by other computers to locate this server as a domain controller (if the s
pecified domain is an Active Directory domain) or as an LDAP server (if the spec
ified domain is an application partition).
         ......................... PHSVR01 passed test SystemLog
      Starting test: VerifyReferences
         ......................... PHSVR01 passed test VerifyReferences


   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test
         CrossRefValidation

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test
         CrossRefValidation

   Running partition tests on : Schema
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation

   Running partition tests on : Configuration
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation

   Running partition tests on : pottonhomes
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... pottonhomes passed test CheckSDRefDom
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... pottonhomes passed test CrossRefValidation

   Running enterprise tests on : pottonhomes.local
      Starting test: LocatorCheck
         ......................... pottonhomes.local passed test LocatorCheck
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... pottonhomes.local passed test Intersite
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Remove from DNS list your IP address of gateway. DNS servers in NIC properties should only point to local domain's DNS servers. On DNS server configure forwaredrs as your gateway (if have defined DNS server) or your ISP DNS server or any publicly available (like Google 8.8.8.8 or/and 8.8.4.4) to be able to browse the Internet resources from clients.

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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Reboot PC or run in command-line

ipconfig /flushdns

and then try to add PC into domain again

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by:Ben
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IP address of gateway wasn't in DNS anyway.

In NIC properties the only DNS server is only itself now 192.168.20.2

Have flushed both the server and the client's dns and still the same

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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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How your client is configured ? Can you show me ipconfig /all from it?

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by:Ben
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Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : pottonhomes.local
 Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-4D-A2-FB-57-74
 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
 Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.100(Preferred)
 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 26 September 2011 11:53:40
 Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 04 October 2011 13:35:02
 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.1
 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.2
 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.20.2
 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

c:\>nslookup
Default Server:  phsvr01.pottonhomes.local
Address:  192.168.20.2
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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OK, looks like there in no problem with network settings. I can see that you have disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on your DC.
How do you add client into domain ?

domain: NetBIOS-DOMAIN-NAME
user: DOMAIN-NAME\USER

i.e.

TESTENV-PL
TESTENV-PL\Administrator

or

domain: DNS-DOMAIN-NAME
user: user@DNS-DOMAIN-NAME

i.e.

testenv.local
administrator@testenv.local

I guess that the first one? It cannot work because of NetBIOS disabled

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I think the problem was that I manually added the DC role to the server without running DCPROMO. Ended up rebuilding the server and running DCPROMO, which added the DNS role as well. All working perfectly now.
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