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"An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed."

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Everytime I tried to join the domain I get this error message. The client computer is windows 7

An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reacha DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain. For information about the newtork troubleshooting see windows help.

Windows 7 Pro
Server 2003 Standard
Firewalls disabled
IPV6 Disabled

ipconfig /all:
ipv4: (preferred)
SN Mask
Default GW
DHCP Server:
DNS Servers:
Primary WINS Server:
NetBIOS over TCP: Enabled

ipconfig /flushdns - successfull
ipconfig /registerdns:
The requested operation requiresw elevation

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm at the customer's office and I'm under the gun time-wise.
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