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Server 2003 not able to join domain or get internet

By webmaster ·
I have a 2003 server aquired from another company. I have changed the domain to a workgroup so i can set it up on our domain/network.

I have added the MAC and ip to the DCHP controller and i have configured the server to be manually configured with the correct tcp/ip settings.

I can't connect to any webpage, i can't ping the default gateway, nor any other server on the domain.

This has happened to me before with a previous server and the cause was something in the registry that was stopping the server from connecting.

The server says that it's "Connected" and i have hit the "repair" button a few times.

Like i said, i believe the problem was a setting that the previous domain had that changed something in the registry that kept the server from connecting to the domain/internet. when i try to change from workgroup to domain, i get an error "the domain controller for the domain cannot be connected" and error "timeout period expired 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT.


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