Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Network location cannot be reached when attempting to join domain

07 Jun 2012   #1
mocolicious

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Network location cannot be reached when attempting to join domain

I just made a custom Windows 7 computer image for my company with all the bells and whistles that I've learned from this site and the Microsoft security forums. However, I went to join it to the domain and I get the following message:

"the following error occured when attempting to join the domain.....; the network location cannot be reached"

-I am trying to add it to a server 2k3 domain
-I can ping IP and FQDN of DC
-can add other windows 7 machines to domain
-can add XP machines with similar security settings

I firmly believe that it is a registry edit I have made or a gpedit that I made, I'm just really not sure which one and it seems like I tried changing all the major ones back as a troubleshooting step.

I really don't know what to try next


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Jun 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This sometimes requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 7 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 7 machines that need to connect to the server. The default settings can be different depending which version of Windows 7 is being used.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2012   #3
mocolicious

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

I set LAN Manager authentication level to "Send LM & NTLM responses" and unchecked the box requiring 128bit encryption. Still no go
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Jun 2012   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can you explain how you made the custom image and what you included and excluded from that image?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2012   #5
mocolicious

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

I took an earlier image that I made using various different tricks from this site, and I applied the DISA STIGs to it in an attempt to make it more secure. The only reason why I don't just go back to the old one was the my external HDD that I had the image on died after I imaged it. So this is pretty much all I have and it took a month of work to get it here
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It can also help to type in a static DNS into the IPv4 properties window using the same DNS address as the server is using.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2012   #7
mocolicious

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

I tried staticly assigning ip, DNS, adding the computer object in AD, adding the DNS suffix in the computer name.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Network location cannot be reached when attempting to join domain




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
'The Network Location Cannot Be Reached' Error restoring image
I get this error when trying to restore my windows 7 from a network location. i have full access to this folder in explorer. when i try to restore from the image, after entering my username/password, i manually enter the network location: HTPC\\h\SystemImageBackup.(windows frustratingly doesn't...
Backup and Restore
Cannot join domain
On an HP Windows 7 64-bit machine I get the error message "An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain "ad.mackaysstores.co.uk" could not be contacted." This machine is set up the same as all the others on the network and has worked before so I don't know what's changed?
Network & Sharing
How to join a domain via VPN
We have a user who works remotely from home. I would like to add his machine to our domain (as we do in the office) so that he can log in and operate as if he was here. Can this be done easily? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 unable to Join 2003 Domain, offline Join erro
Hello to all, I have a Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600 Every time I try to join the 2003 server Domain, I got the error attached in the post. Im not trying to do a offline joint, the W7 can ping the domain IP, and can resolve the domain name. I hope anyone can help me...
Network & Sharing
Computer wont use domain network location
Hi guys, I have recently built some new Windows 7 computers and joined them to our business domain with no issues, but a couple of these computers have been moved to a different physical office location (e.g. different subnet) they no longer connect using the original domain 'Network Location',...
Network & Sharing
Cannot Join NT4 Domain
Hello all... I just installed build 7000 and I'm having issues connecting to my domain at work. I cannot setup my Outlook account either because my network exchange server is NT4 based. I have tried setting up my account via Outlook and via the "Mail" portion of Control Panel to no avail......
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App