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Domain Controller Not Found - Unable to Join Domain

By Bams Lele ·
I've got Windows xp Pro workstations joined to an Active Directory domain running on a Windows 2000 Server. Some of these machines joined to the domain easily, but we can't join some of these Win XP Pro machines to our domain. I always get an error message saying:

"A domain controller for the domain could not be contacted

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.DOMAIN NAME

Common causes of this error include the following:

- The DNS SRV record is not registered in DNS."

Any ideas would be appreciated. As well as any reason why this is so, since they are running on thesame platform( Windows XP Pro.)
, and thesame methods were used in adding the others that connected easily.

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by murugan_nipl In reply to Domain Controller Not Fou ...

hai.,
i too faced the same issue, even always...
i tried sum of these steps, but it sometimes gerid of that most of the times..

just u try this temperorily, then u can try to get it to normal...,

first try to convert ur node (workstations) to workgroup (named anything) from domain group.
then u restart ur system, after that u can access all the workstations even domain server,
but u cannot loggon to the domain user account. now.....
for that u hav to once again try to convert it to domain user... (this will looks same as like, connecting a new system). so that i will almost connect to the DOMAIN SERVER...
just try this.... if u feel it really works for u... then please confirm me aslo...
thanx & keep going.

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