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    Hi guys,

    Hope someone out there can help me.

    I am studying for the MCSA exam and am very new to this.

    I have a domain controller in server 2003 i configure the network adapter like this :

    ip :
    subnet mask :
    getway :

    preferred dns server :
    altenate dns server :

    in the workstation :
    ip :
    subnet :
    getway :

    preferred dns server :
    alternate dns server :

    when i try to join this machin to dc i get a masseg that i can not to join to this domain .
    i write the name of dc correctly

    when i do ping to i see that the machin is connect to dc

    can any one help me


  • #2
    Re: join to domain

    Can you ping the dc by netbios name and fqdn?

    IMHO you should not use the router as a DNS server (you can set it as a forwarder on the DC if you like)
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    • #3
      Re: join to domain

      Have you got any firewalls enabled as well?
      Any errors in the DCs event log?

      Please read this before you post:

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      • #4
        Re: join to domain

        As Ossian says, take the gateway address out of the alternate DNS server value.

        You can use a gateway (router) as a DNS server but only if the DC is not available. In this instance you would specify the gateway's address as the DNS server when using APIPA.

        If you are still unable to join a client to the domain make sure that the relevant DNS records are present - SOA, NS etc
        Last edited by Blood; 2nd February 2011, 14:18. Reason: clarity
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