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Problem Joining Domain on Win2K

By ssci ·
Problem joining domain.
Error Message: Network path not found.

Server and the workstation are both connected using a Netgear RT314
(hardware connection sharing and firewall).

1. Win 98 clients can login and see the shared folders. (3 clients)
2. Win2k workstation, unable to join domain - network path not found.
3. Can ping server from workstation using ip, and by name as well.
4. Can ping workstation from server using ip, and by name as well.
5. Workstation is using DHCP of Netgear, also tried using a static IP.

Any suggestion?

Thanks for your help.

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Problem Joining Domain on Win2K

by res06gwb In reply to Problem Joining Domain on ...

(I asume the domain is a WIN2000 domain?)
Did you ping the computers with NetBios names or DNS (fully-qualified domain name)name? It sounds like a DNS issue...Right click on MY COMPUTER and click Properties...In the network identification tab, it should be joined to a workgroup now. (If not, join it to a workgroup, reboot then try to join the domain.)
When you type in the domain name, leave out the .com or whatever you called it.
Ex: If your domain is home.local, just type home in the domain area.
Also, make sure you have client for MS networks installed and your getting a DNS server address from DHCP. Since you are succesfully pinging by IP address, they are "local" so that's not the issue.
Let me know if this helps, if not explain futher.

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Problem Joining Domain on Win2K

by ssci In reply to Problem Joining Domain on ...

Solution did not provide any relief in this matter. As I mentioned, can ping from each side (DC / Workstation) using both - IP / Computer Name. I do not know if Netgear Firee Wall has anything to do with this as this person who set this up initially,, lost the admin password for the firewall.


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