I am trying to join a new Windows 2008 server to an existing 2003 domain as a member server, but it can't find the domain.
Posted on 2011-10-07
I have a new Windows 2008 server that I am trying to add to a 2003 domain. It is not going to be a domain controller, just a member. When I try to join it, I get an error saying "An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain " " could not be contacted.
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The ip is set up correctly, and I can ping the domain controller by name, so I know dns is working. I'm not at all familiar with 2008, but I know it can be a member of a 2003 domain. Is there something missing on the 2008 setup that could be preventing this?