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Windows 7: Windows 7 Domain Issues

13 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Domain Issues

Hi All,

Hope someone can help me!! Ive tried googeling every combination of my problem but cant see to find a decent answer. Im having real problems connecting my Windows 7 laptop to my domain. I've been able to connect Windows2k Machines and XP with no problems. Windows 7 simply spews the error :
The following error occured attempting to join the domain "domainname":
An attempt to resolve the DNS name of the domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can reslove DNS names in the target domain. For information about networking troubleshooting, see Windows Help.
I have a windows 2003 server domain running and it is set up perfecty!!! Please help!!


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18 Feb 2010   #2

Win 7 Pro 32BIT

Try to hardcode your DNS into your laptop. Make sure one entry is the server's ip address. That fixed the same issue that I ran into yesterday. This win 7 is a whole new beastie. I'm getting all kinds of permissions issues that didn't previously exist on the network under Win2k pro workstations & 2003 server.
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18 Feb 2010   #3


hopefully you've got the new GPO setup for your windows 7 box. Disable Ipv6. restart computer and ping domain controller either by [IP address w/ -a] or by computer name. does it resolve?
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