Avatar of lskair
lskair
Flag for United States of America asked on

No longer able to map network drives or join domain

Hi All,
I have a desktop which is not a member of the domain, although it's added on Active directory computers. I used to be able to connect to mapped drives and print to network printers, but it's no longer working. I'm not sure what happened, but i have tried several things, without any success. I connect over cisco vpn client and am able to ping all network resources, including the dns server. I am also able to rdp into any computer on the domain when connected on vpn. I have even tried adding the computer to the domain, but it says the "domain controller for domain x cannot be found." I have added the dns server into the host file, and am completely stumped on this. I'm on a home network over remote vpn client, and used to be able to connect to mapped drives, but no longer am able to. I don't want to replace the computer, but I'm all out of options. My laptop is also at my house, and has no problems. It's the same setup, off domain, but added into AD on domain server. No problems with network connections on laptop, just on desktop. Please advise. Thanks.
Windows NetworkingNetwork ManagementInternet Protocols

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
lskair

8/22/2022 - Mon
SOLUTION
Tony Giangreco

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
SOLUTION
David Atkin

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
SOLUTION
Log in to continue reading
Log In
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Log in to continue reading
Log In
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
David Atkin

Congrats on the Fix.  Thanks for sharing.
Tony Giangreco

Glad we could help.
lskair

ASKER
I had already tried what the experts were suggesting. I was able to find a solutions after months of having this particular problem. Hopefully my solution will help anyone else, since I go into detail about what specifically resolved the issue.
I started with Experts Exchange in 2004 and it's been a mainstay of my professional computing life since. It helped me launch a career as a programmer / Oracle data analyst
William Peck