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Windows 7: win7 cannot join domain

09 Jun 2011   #1

32 window seven pro
win7 cannot join domain

Hi guys,

I desparetely need help: here is my problem:

I got a domain controller just implelemted, now all my xp pc can join the domain, but none win 7 is being able to ! I have try all, but it, when i add the win 7 to the domain , it promt me the user and password, but then is give the DNS resolving problem!!! PLease help out guys

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09 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2

Firstly, what is your DC running? 2003/R2, 2008? Also make sure your ip configuration is correct for your network and you can ping both the DNS server and the Domain Controller.
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09 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Welcome to SF,

Make sure that your Windows Server has DHCP and DNS configured properly. The DNS Address should be the IP Address of the Windows Server. I actually never had an issue even the router has DHCP enabled and distributing the IP's in the network.

Also, they should have an account to AD Users and Computers Active Directory before joining the Domain.
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10 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

A few things:
1. Do not use the DHCP from the Router on client PCs as they will give the wrong DNS addresses.
2. Configure clients using a static IP address and configure DNS to point to DNS on your DC Server (if you still want DHCP, enable and configure DHCP on the DC server, and disable it on the router).
3. If you have pointed client to DC's DNS server but cannot get internet access, configure Forward address on DNS (see properties of server) to point to router's IP address or usual ISP's DNS addresses.
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