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cannot join domain

By sasco300 ·
i;ve a cleint pc runing win xp pro,is able to ping all servers successfully on the network but cannot map to any shared drive, files, folders or documents on these same cannot join pc to the domain as dispalys the message "network location cannot be found".you can browse thru theproxy server.could it be virus? virus check reveal nothing.anyone out there to help?

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by mbnc1124 In reply to cannot join domain

I have run into a similar problem and found that it was a permission error. Have you checked to see if the account you are currently using is an administrator on the local machine? There are some viruses that have been known to play "lock out the administrator" on machines, however, this sounds more like a permission or firewall issue.

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by BFilmFan In reply to cannot join domain

Is this a NT or Active Directory domain?

Assuming this is an AD domain:

Can you ping the other systems by both their Fully Qualified Domain Name also known as FQDN( as an example), their IP address and their NETBIOS name (which using my example would be server1?)

If you cannot ping by FQDN, then the system is not correctly registed in DNS. From a command box, run IPCONFIG /REGISTERDNS.

If you still cannot connect to the domain, the most likely answer is that the RPC session to the domain controller has failed or the system did not properly join the domain. You can use NETDOM to resolve both of these issues.

To reset the secure channel, use the command line:

netdom reset /d:(your domain's FQDN) workstation name

To force the system to join the domain, use the command line:

netdom join /d:(your domain's FQDN) workstation name

Note that you will have to domain administrator permissions to accomplish this.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to cannot join domain


I would also check your DNS Event Log entries to make sure the DNS has been setup properly on the DNS server.

Also, have a look at this, it *might* help:

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by sbrown95 In reply to cannot join domain

I agree with Blackcurrant it's more than likely a DNS problem. Usually it is not resolving the DC correctly. You could also try putting the domain and ip of the dc in hosts file to resolve this problem. This has worked for me on occation.

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same problem

by diligent1 In reply to cannot join domain

really i have the same problem here

i joined 30 pc to the domain but No. 31 cannot join domain

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