I have every expectation that I missed something really straightforward, but it is the first time I have tried this from scratch and am now stuck. So here goes, the situation is as follows. I have built two virtual machines on my host computer using vmware player for the virtualization. Both VMs have Windows 2008 32 bit as the o/s. The NICs on both are configured as bridged so they see each other and the web. On one I have installed the Active Directory and DNS roles. Prior to doing so, I set it to a static ip address. When I try to add the second vm to the domain, I get the error 'The network path was not found'. Where do I start looking?