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Connectivity problem

By mkfME ·
I upgraded, apparently successfully, an NT4 PC to XP Pro. The problem is I'm unable to connect to the Internet or join a domain. It appears to be a DNS problem (error trying to join a domain = DNS name does not exist) but nothing I've tried works. I can ping internal and external IPs fine. I've used DNS IPs that work with other PCs. I've run the XP network troubleshooting utility and it says all is OK. I've searched the MS KB with no luck. Help!

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by bart777 In reply to Connectivity problem

Point the NIC DNS settings to the PDC role holder.

Make sure that there isn't a machine account on the domain for htis machine already.

Then try to join the domain using the FQDN of the new domain. (mydomain.local or mydomain.com)

If it currently thinks it is part of the domain move it to a workgroup and then readd it to the domain.

Good luck

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by mkfME In reply to

I already did this. I tried joining an NT domain and a Win2K3 domain - neither successful. I tried moving to a workgroup and connecting - no luck - then tried joining a domain again - no luck. I've been able to do this with other XP PCs set up the same way. I also tried connecting directly to the Internet via a cable modem - no luck. I replaced the nic - still no go. It's a stumper.

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by meltvn In reply to Connectivity problem

try uninstalling the network card and drivers and then reinstall it.
If the computer previously belonged to a domain it should be put in a workgroup.

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by mkfME In reply to

I already tried replacing the nic - made no difference. I also had put in a workgroup - still can't connect to the Internet. In checking the network properties it shows that the nic had acquired an IP from the DHCP server, that it found the gateway and the DNS servers I listed - same as other PCs on the network. I also tried connecting directly to the Internet via a cable modem with the same results.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Connectivity problem

does this pc have any firewall product that you've uninstalled? like zonealarm or norton. not to mention xp sp2's firewall (you turned that off yes?)
it is a long shot, but older versions of zonealarm don't always uninstall gracefully and can take out your internet et al.

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by mkfME In reply to

The only firewall is XP SP-3 and I already tried after disabling - no luck.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Connectivity problem

does this pc have any firewall product that you've uninstalled? like zonealarm or norton. not to mention xp sp2's firewall (you turned that off yes?)
it is a long shot, but older versions of zonealarm don't always uninstall gracefully and can take out your internet et al.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

the fix is to reinstall the product, open up the firewall then uninstall the product.

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by mkfME In reply to

double posting - see previous

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by hozcanhan In reply to Connectivity problem

relagate to a workgroup . then back up to a domain . don't use the same or an old account. create a new account with new permissions/rights at the server . try multiple DNS server ip if you have access to multiple DNs servers. finally enable netbios over tcp/ip in the WINS tab at the advanced settings of tcp/ip properties.

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