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Why does VM Ware image refuse to see domain controller?

rwheeler23 asked
Last Modified: 2018-12-07
I need to create a test server/client environment inside a single VM Ware host. This is VM Ware Workstation v12. I have one image set as the domain controller and second one properly joined to the domain. The third image refuses to join the domain. I get the message that domain does not exist or cannot be contacted.  The domain controller is at The image that works is at The one that does not work is at DHCP is enabled on all and the two images that need to join the domain have DNS pointed to What can I try for this second image to get it to join the domain. Should I hard code all the IP addresses and turn off DHCP?
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