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By Longmanjay ·
Unable to add a computer to domain. I get this error message that the domain controller for this domain cannot be located. How do I rectify the above.

Note that this computer was in the domain before it was taking for for repair. The repair was reinstallation of winnt. This same computer cannot ping the default gateway.I get a time out reply when I ping.
We use DHCP

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by jsiegfried In reply to Domain controller

I've had the same problem. This is what worked for me. Try taking that computer off the domain as a member of a workgroup, then reboot. Then try adding it back into the domain.

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by Longmanjay In reply to Domain controller

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by Green Lantern In reply to Domain controller

If you cannot ping the default gateway using DHCP, assign an IP address manually and test your ping again. If it doesn't work remove and reinstall your Protocol, and thne adapter if removing the protocol doesn't work.

Once you have the TCP/IP/DHCP working then you can add the computer back to your domain.

To add the computer back to your domain, remove it from the domain using Server Manager on the PDC (If the computer still shows up.) If the computer does not show up in the server manager box then don't worry about this step.

Log on to the computer as a local administrator, go to Control Panel/NEtwork and select Change. Change from the default workgroup to the domain you want to place the computer in. If you have not created an account for this computer name then create it at this time by selecting "Create a computer account in the Domain" option.

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by Longmanjay In reply to Domain controller

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by Joer In reply to Domain controller

One thing you might need to do, if you don't mind editing the registry:

look for hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\services\vxd\dhcpinfo\dhcpinfoxx

and xx is two digits. Get rid of whatever value is specified for dhcpinfoxx, since this is a value that stores information concerning the last DHCP lease obtained.

Hope this helps!

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by Jason Johnson In reply to Domain controller

Many times when you move a machine especially when you ship it any where it is possible for the NIC to become unseated in the slot. Try removing it from the slot it is in now and moving to another, re-install the driver and reboot. Try giving it astatic # long enough to ping the BDC

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by calves In reply to Domain controller

Have you delete the old server from your domain? Use the server manager for it. Also, if you have WINS and static entry for the old server, delete it. you'll be OK.

Good Luck!

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