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Windows 7 Pro PC: Tried to join domain.  The Domain Controller is Server 2008 Standard,
I got this message:
"An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller being joined has failed.  Please verify this client is configured to a DNS Server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain."
Anyone has an idea how to fix this?
Biggles1
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can you resolve the FQDN of the domain? (ex. nslookup domain.local)
What DNS servers are configured on the Windows 7 machine? Is it a fixed configuration or is it configured by DHCP?
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You must have configured correct DNS on PC. Are Your DC a DNS server for AD? If yes, configure your PC to set DNS of your DC IP address.
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Remember, your computer must have DNS correctly configured. Some common mistake is put ISP DNS on computer. Set local DNS server as DNS on Win7 client and configure your DNS Server to forward queries to ISP DNS: http://technet.microsoft.com/es-es/library/cc816856(v=ws.10).aspx
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You may need to put in the FQDN instead of just the domain

ie. instead of just "MYDOMAIN" you may need to put in "MYDOMAIN.LOCAL" or "MYDOMAIN.COM"
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I did all of the above PLUS I turned off (pesky) IPV6, and it worked!

Thanks everyone

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