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Joining xp to domain

By rjohnson ·
Having trouble joining xp to our domain. We use private, statically assigned IP's--no dns or wins. NetBEIU for name resolution, only one subnet. Proxy server to access the Internet. It says cannot locate the domain or domain not registered, etc., etc. If I use a public IP, it locates the domain controller instantly. Do I need a DNS or WINS server?

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Joining xp to domain

The easiest answer I found for this is to add in 2 entries in the LMHOSTS file on the XP box, listing PDC (or just the appropriate DC if you are running Active Directory) and the domain.
What happens in Win2K/XP is they have a hard time finding the domain controller. If you run a Native mode version of Win2K (AD running with DNS servers set up right) then you should be able to add the XP box. But, if you are on a NT domain, it can be difficult.

So, please read this Technet article on how to add the entries to the LMHOSTS file: Q180094.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q180094
(please remove any spaces)

hope this helps

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Joining xp to domain

OOPS! Bad submission on the previous answer. Ok. I will try it again!

The easiest answer I found for this is to add in 2 entries in the LMHOSTS file on the XP box, listing PDC (or just the appropriate DC if you are running Active Directory) and the domain.
What happens in Win2K/XP is they have a hard time finding the domain controller. If you run a Native mode version of Win2K (AD running with DNS servers set up right) then you should be able to add the XP box. But, if you are on a NT domain, it can be difficult.

So, please read this Technet article on how to add the entries to the LMHOSTS file: Q180094.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q180094
(please remove any spaces)

hope this helps

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by rjohnson In reply to Joining xp to domain

Haven't tried yet--but I was thinking it was a Hosts/LMHosts possibility to fix. I am confident that this is the answer--thanks!

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