'network path not found' when joining to a domain
Posted on 2013-05-31
This started with the user being unable to login today due to "the domain is unavailable" So one of the first steps I did was to take it off the domain and re add it. However, it's not letting me add it back on the domain. And I'm a domain admin.
Machine gets an IP via ipconfig, and is pingable. I'm logged in as local admin.
Tried disabling/re-enabling the network adapter as well as uninstalling/reinstalling it. Tried a release/renew. Tried changing network cables. Ran ipconfig /all and everything looks normal. I disabled the windows firewall.
Now, I did notice the Net Logon service was set to Manual and wasn't started, however, when I tried starting it, it said that it is unable to start because it has "no work to do."
Tried googling it and was told to "change network adapters" (which I only have 1, and no additional network card) and to manually add the DNS IP, which I did but to no avail. I've done reboots after each of these steps.
A couple of other possible "hints" are that, she was prompted to change her password today, and when she tried doing so is when all of this started. I manually reset her pw in AD. She is able to log on to other machines just fine.
the other thing is that when I first came over to her machine, I noticed an error but she clicked OK on it before I got to read the whole thing, but what I did see is that it said something about a user profile being corrupt. However, I haven't seen that error come back.
That's about all the info I have. and basically, the biggest issue is that I cannot rejoin this PC to the domain. Any ideas? thanks in advance.