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    I have a very strange issue. I have a WIN2003 Domain (2003 level) consisting of about 250+ computers. Most are Windows XP and Windows Vista. All of these machines are joined to the domain no problem.
    I just purchased a slew of Dell Optiplex 760’s, Vista Business is running on these PCs, a fresh install from the CD. My issue: when I join the computer with Vista Business to the domain, it joins successfully, reboots, and then after about 2 - 5 minutes, it reboots again and disjoins itself from the domain. The event logs aren’t too helpful as there are a few items in there stating that “the server service was unable to change the domain name from xxxx to xxxxx” (x’s being my domain name). EVENT ID: 2512.
    There is NO unattended file being used. Fresh copy of Vista Business on reformatted drive is installed. The machine name is set during initial setup. I join the domain after Vista is fully installed.
    Any Idea of this issue.