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Problem connecting to NT domain

By Mongooch ·
I have a laptop running Win2k. When I first set it up for our domain everything worked fine. After taking it home and setting it up on my home network, I can no longer get it back on the domain. When I go to change from the workgroup back to the domain I get the following error:

The following error occurred validating the name "domain" This condition may be caused by a DNS lookup problem. For information about troubleshooting common DNS lookup problems, please see the following Microsoft Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=5171

The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

No help from the web site and I have seen similar problems listed here but nothing has worked for my machine. I haveplayed with the lmhost file, removed the account from server manager on the PDC all to no avail. Can someone please tell me what I am missing.

Thanks

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Doesn't apply. I am using an NT 4.0 domain controller. The article if for a Win2k, active directory domain controller.

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Step by step to add the laptop back onto your network.

1. do an ipconfig all from a w2k box currently on your network. this will give you
a. dns
b. wins
c. gateway
2. go to network properties/tcpip and add these values to you laptop. back up a level and f5 will refresh your window and you can go to network identification/properties.
3. check your box name is one that is accepted by your server (your admin will know this if you cant remember if it is the same as it was )4. click the more button and make sure the domain name is correct.
5. back to properties page, choose a workgroup name (any name will do xys) and click ok. you may get an error saying the old domain could not be loacted in order to drop, dont worrysay yes and it will eventually say welcome to workgroup xys.
6. tricky part here, it wants to restart, which is ok but you can tell it no and go back to the properties page and add back to the domain. now you should get a two line querry box for user/password. enter these and restart when asked.
7. this is usually caused by the system identifier (sid) number getting out of sequence or AOL on your home network.
8. let us know if more info is needed

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