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By mich2212001 ·
have a mind boggling situation here I have a public domain setup to be accessed from all around the world. the server is win 2000 advanced server with AD domain setup "sup.domain.com" with local ip address of 192.168.1.200 & Static configuration. DNS is setup with forwarder to point to our ISP DNS. We have T1 connection with Cisco router & HP switch 80 port gig. The NAT settings were done to allow all ports for the process of DNS from public ip of sup.domain.com though the router which handles DHCP for all domains.

with that been said, some of the pcs can join the network when using the public dns ip, but some come back an error "the format of the specified network name is invlaid". some join the domain just fine. However, i was looking at dns & seen "computername.olddomain as a DC" which i was not able to add to domain. that error disappered after restart. I have also seen another computer details in print server prop as TS001-TS005 with the pc name i was trying to add to network. but it says
Port: TS001-TS005
Discription: computername PRN1-PRN5
At this point, i guess i should know i'm totally lost & can not even start to think of a reason for this ...

Any help would be appreciated

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