No Domain or Server is available

By jfradette ·
I have multiple campuses? (schools). On several systems I?ve set the IP Addresses to static. On one campus, I cannot set any addresses to static. I?ve tried several systems, none work.
I can ping whatever IP Address I want to use (ex: prior to assigning it, getting a ?No Reply ?? meaning that no address is in use (you all know this stuff, I know, but...). Anyway, I assign the address, reboot the system ? takes forever to boot, then informs me that ?No Domain or Server is available?, do you want to continue logging into Windows? (or something as such). BUT before I power cycle the PC, I ping that address that I just assigned AND I do get a response. I?ve tried several different IP Addresses and several different PC?s, it just won't work. I?ve asked our so-called Network Admin?s about it and they claim to not know what the prob is or how to correct it.

Any suggestions?

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by retro77 In reply to No Domain or Server is av ...

-Whats your network layout?
-Where is the Domain Controller in relation to the problem PCs?
-Go to a cmd prompt and do a gpresult to see what group policies are applying. There may be one not letting you change IP settings or its reverting the IP settings.

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by CG IT In reply to No Domain or Server is av ...

that on several systems, the networ connections tab isn't greyed out, and/or you don't get the insufficent privileges error message, so you can modify the TCP/IP settings.

Also on another subnet, you can not change any of the addresses, which seems to indicate insufficent privileges.

Further, when you ping an address, you get "no reply", you don't say you don't get a time out message. So, no reply can mean that the host with that address doesn't reply to IMCP ping requests, not that the address isn't in use.

If you change the computers address to a subnet that is different than the one used by the DNS servers which provides name resolution to Domain Controllers which provides authentication , you'll get the No Domain available error message, as your trying to log on to a domain and the computer can't find a DNS server which will point to the domain controller.

Have you ever considered that the Network Administrators aren't saying anything because they simply don't want you to know.

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