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Windows 7: Error when joining domain

30 Apr 2011   #11


If is a public website, you don't need an A record internally to see the website. that most likely if your problem... If you remove the A record on the DNS server to then ipconfig /flushdns you should be able to join domain.

2nd note: Your DHCP and DNS services are running on 2 different servers?

3rd note: Disable WINS service as well.

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30 Apr 2011   #12

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Might be worth it to reconfigure your DNS Server and start all over again. I don't know you have already done this.

Make sure that the Windows 7 computers that you are using are fully activated(Windows Product key), for sure they won't be able to connect to your Server.
To verify, click on Start and type system, from the search results select System under Control Panel.
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03 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Domain functional level is set to Windows Server 2008. The OS is Windows 7 Pro 64 bit although I'm having the same error when using another server with Windows Server 2008 as the clent computer.

In the frasersales.local zone, I've added an A Record pointing to and another A record pointing to the WAN IP. Do I need both or should it only be the

Do I need SRV records in DNS Management because there's none there?

Maybe the reason why the DHCP is on a different server than the DNS is because the client computer has DHCP enabled and the server has DHCP disabled. Should the DHCP and DNS be on the server?
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03 May 2011   #14


in 2008, DHCP & DNS are 'roles'.
Not sure why you would need an A record pointing to local loop address, I've never seen that used before.
WAN ip address? Are you talking about a remote site? or your public IP address?

There should only be 1 DHCP role in a small'ish, 1 subnet LAN. DHCP and DNS roles should be played by the same 2008 server.
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