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    Hello All,

    I have issues joining a w2k3 server to a w2k3 ad domain. The error is something like " a dc could not be contacted".
    The dns service runs on the dc and it is AD integrated. I can do basic dns lookups however when trying to resolve the domain name I get and error " domain not existent"

    Any help is much appreciated.


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    Re: Joining to domain

    Hmmmm - sounds like DNS is screwed on your AD server.

    When running "nslookup" from a cmd line does the default server resolve to your DNS server (You will need reverse DNS zone configured)

    Also what happens when you run "netdiag" and "dcdiag" (Available from the support tools) on your DC - any error messages?

    If there are any DNS error messages you could try running "netdiag /fix" on your DC.

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