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win 8 laptop cannot join domain

i have a laptop with win8 Pro .. i cant get it on m,y domain. i put my dns server ip and it asks for my password and then craps out. with error :   the network location cannot be reached.
i don't get it. HELP
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So your username is domain\username?
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Hi,

Can you temporarily disable the firewall?
Ensure that your reverse dns is working.

Regards
On the Windows 8 laptop, enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP in Advanced TCP/IP Settings.  See attachment.  Then try to bind to the domain again.

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Is Network Discovery enabled?
Here's another screenshot of how to get to Advanced TCP/IP Settings.

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Do you have administrative rights with the logged on credentials?
Connecting Windows 8 computer to internal network

This person is also suggesting the same solution as me.
Can you leave it on DHCP and see if it gets and IP address. Are you using wireless network?
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i tried everyone's suggestions and still i receive the error message
What is the Server OS?

Otherwise try setting up your PC with a static address and try again?
i will try.. dhcp has given the machine a ip address and seems to know where the DNS server is.. but i will try static.
this is just bizarre. windows 8 pro.. idk if i like it so much
static ip did not work
What is the Server OS?
win 2008
Can you disabled IPv6 and try?
sure..let me try
I see I did have it disabled
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so called gurus.. didnt find a sulution
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