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New W2K computers won't join W2K Domain

By sharon_severson ·
We recently upgraded our Windows NT4 server to Windows 2000 server. The installation seemed to go very smoothly, until I tried to add a new W2K machine to the domain. All computers that belong to the domain before the upgrade were still part of the domain, but when trying to add a new W2k machine, I get the error:
"The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "flaftmss":
The network path was not found."

This is the correct domain name; I have DHCP enabled.

My server also shows this error in the event log:
"Dynamic registration or deregistration of one or more DNS records failed becasue no DNS servers are available." This is also a new error since the upgrade.

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by Coopachi In reply to New W2K computers won't j ...

This may be the answer. try going to MS and looking at Q201346. Short of that, try the KB for W2k and 'Dynamic registration' as the search. There are a number of articles.

hope this helps
coopachi

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by LordInfidel In reply to New W2K computers won't j ...

You really should not have a domain anymore.

What what what????? I know it's a ***** of a statement to make.

Unless you installed AD, you no longer have a domain.

And to install AD properly, you need a DNS server that accepts dynamic DNS updates.

The old systems are yes still part of a domain that no longer exists.

Have you tried going into user mgr for domains? I bet you can't.

On the new 2k server, have you opened up Sites and Services? or Computers and Users?

Do you have a BDC on you network? If so Immediatelty promote it to a PDC. Take the 2K server off line and stick with NT4 until you read up and totally understand what is involved with going to 2K.

You just can't upgrade the OS to 2K and expect the domain sturcture to be there. NT4 domains and 2K AD domains are 2 seperate beasts.

2K AD relies very heavily on DNS. DNS is one of the cornerstones of AD. In Fact, you can not even install AD until you have created and properly configured a DNS serverthat will allow dynamic updates and holds the zone for the domain you wish to create.

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by jtakiwi In reply to New W2K computers won't j ...

You did upgrade the NT 4.0 PDC first, correct? That is the first step to upgrade NT4 domains to win2k. If not, there are tons of articles out there telling you haow to upgrade.

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by sharon_severson In reply to New W2K computers won't j ...

The problem has been solved, by a rather strange work-around. I added the computer to a workgroup with the same name as the domain, rebooted the computer, and then told it to join the domain. Computer joined the domain with no problem.

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