NT4 BDC wont connect to PDC to join Domain

Hi, been so long since using NT4 I cant recall ant simple solutions (lmhosts?)

NT4 PDC built and working
need to add a BDC   WINS as lookup method
   just says cant locate pdc
(for a legacy application befor eyou ask)

ping each other fine

any ideas?
mhamerAsked:
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mhamerConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
its just a quirk of vmware.  networking is not active yet and needs to be for this old unsupported OS.

built it on physical all worked P2V and i have what i want.

wireshark shows no network activity on the image during build.
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
so for starters the pdc is running wins server and has itself set as its wins server.... And the bdc has wins entriy pointing to the pdc?

Has been a good few years since putting a fresh NT4 install in but shouldnt be much else to it?!  I did put a Windows 3.1 virtual machine in recetnly mind, just to see how basic it was!

You could put static lmhosts entries in but wins should do it for you of course.

Can you logon to the domain ok from another workstation configured against the same domain?
Steve
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mhamerAuthor Commented:
can see what the issue is now,


vmware   networking isnt active at a stage it needs to be, no signals are leaving the image at all.

it asks for ip address etc , but doesnt actually become active at the point the bdc needs to communicate with the PDC.

may build on a ohysical box an dp2v
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Sounds odd.  Have you tried it with a fixed IP, sounds like you have it on DHCP?

Steve
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mhamerAuthor Commented:
description in comment, found several people on google too with same issue, some fixedb with thirdy party tools    p2v was easier for me.
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Interesting.... can't see why it would be any different on VM but believe you!
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