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Windows 7: Computer wont use domain network location

29 Mar 2010   #11
mattys domain

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I guess thats the problem, these new 'network locations' are not allowing our usual traffic to flow. Although it does seem to be only Windows 7 machines that are at sites with mobile data gateways.

All of our XP machines run fine with our current network configuration.


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29 Mar 2010   #12
haxcid

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

go into active directory and do a find for the computer names of the machines and delete the computer accounts.

Then go to each workstation that is having issues and remove it from the domain, put it into a work group.

Now I have some questions.
1. are you using a DHCP server?
2. are you configuring your seperate locations as vlans?
3. How are you routing data between the 2 class C networks?
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29 Mar 2010   #13
mattys domain

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

1. Each of our sites has a router that provides DHCP.
2. No VLANS.
3. routers with static routes.

The thing is network wise, nothing has changed. The introduction of Windows 7 on our managed WAN has been the issue. We can put Windows XP machines anywhere on our network with no problems.
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29 Mar 2010   #14
mattys domain

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Guys, I have resolved my issue.

Manually entering the DNS servers on the laptops network connection resolved the issue. Now the network connection is set back on domain, Yay.

For some reason Window 7 wouldn't see past some of our company routers on 'automatically detect DNS', whereas on XP this feature works fine with our network.

Anyway, thanks for all your help - it was much appreciated.
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29 Mar 2010   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Thanks for reporting the fix back in matty.
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30 Mar 2010   #16
haxcid

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mattys domain View Post
Guys, I have resolved my issue.

Manually entering the DNS servers on the laptops network connection resolved the issue. Now the network connection is set back on domain, Yay.

For some reason Window 7 wouldn't see past some of our company routers on 'automatically detect DNS', whereas on XP this feature works fine with our network.

Anyway, thanks for all your help - it was much appreciated.
Good to hear that it is working.

Are you giving it a dns server from each network?
As for why XP will work and 7 won't, seven has a far more complex tcpip stack.
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30 Mar 2010   #17
mattys domain

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No, we have a primary and secondary DNS servers in our head office - we have around 7 remote sites that report back to these. We probably should implement caching only / forwarding DNS servers at some of our sites, but the network works great so there's no current need for change.

When I set the new Windows 7 computers up in our head office, they worked fine and created a 'domain' network location. Once they were plugged in at one of our remote sites, Windows 7 decided that is wasn't going to use the 'domain' connection and that it would create it's own. But once I manually entered DNS settings into the network connection - it decided to work.....

I can't comment on the TCPIP stack in Windows 7, as I don't know enough about it. But I can say it behaves differently than Windows XP.
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