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Unable to rejoin Win2K domain

By an_it_guy ·
On a Win2k based network, with about 20-25 clients, one of WinXPP client had network connection problems. It is unable to access network shares, network users are unable to access a shared printer on this pc, but the pc responds on ping requests.
The pc does not have its personal firewall enabled.

I removed the pc from domain, and while trying to rejoin.. it says "Unable to find the domain controller".. and it has created a dcdiag.txt debug file which i am pasting below:
<FILE_START>
The domain name %domainname% might be a NetBIOS domain name. If this is the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with WINS.

If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS configuration.

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain savannahdomain:

The error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."
(error code 0x000005B4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.%domainname%

The DNS servers used by this computer for name resolution are not responding. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses:

192.68.0.4

Verify that this computer is connected to the network, that these are the correct DNS server IP addresses, and that at least one of the DNS servers is running.

For more information on how to correct this problem, click Help.
<FILE_END>
Pls note tht 192.68.0.4 is the DNS Server and that the problem pc & all servers are in same domain.

What could cause this network disconnection?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Unable to rejoin Win2K do ...

Can you ping 192.68.0.4 which is the DNS server?

Is the workstation reciving a DHCP assigned address?

Have you tried forcing the system to rejoin the domain by using NETDOM?

Being unable to locate a server record by a workstation generally means that it has lost the RPC connection to the domain controller or been placed in a subnet which is not correctly associated to an AD site.

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by an_it_guy In reply to

From the workstation the DNS (192.68.0.4) can be pinged; but not the reverse. Static IPs are being used as there are not many clients.
What is NETDOM?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Unable to rejoin Win2K do ...

what does Start/run/netconfig <enter> show? can you do netconfig /release then netconfig /renew.
check to see that you are on same subnet and subnet mask as dns server

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by an_it_guy In reply to

"The following running services can be controlled:
Server
Workstation
The command completed successfully."

It doesn't take /release or /renew switches.. (maybe they r for other command?
Thanx

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by GDoC In reply to Unable to rejoin Win2K do ...

Could you have a typo in your network address?
RFC 1918 private address space is 192.168.0.0 not 192.68.0.0 as indicated (192.68 is registered to a German ISP).

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by an_it_guy In reply to

Hi GDoC, actually, its not a typo error. The company LAN has been using this IP convention since its start of IT infrastructure(even before i joined).. and the lan is not connected on net.. but maybe i will take this up once and change the LAN subnet to the standard private network space. thanks.

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by GDoC In reply to Unable to rejoin Win2K do ...

Hunt up your XP install CD.
cd \support tools
run suptools.msi
This will install the xp support tools to your HDD.
Run netdiag /v

The causal factor should jump out at you.
Depending on the problem one or more of the included tools should help you resolve your issues.

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by GDoC In reply to Unable to rejoin Win2K do ...

Hunt up your XP install CD.
cd \support tools
run suptools.msi
This will install the xp support tools to your HDD.
Run netdiag /v

The causal factor should jump out at you.
Depending on the problem one or more of the included tools should help you resolve your issues.

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by ManISKid In reply to Unable to rejoin Win2K do ...

Make sure the network card does not have any conflicts.

If possible first try gently puching the network cable back into the computer, switch port etc then if possible try another cable. I know that you can ping, but higher volumes of data can fail. I have this problem on my home network, hence I run at a lowly 10mbs.

Also does the SRV records still exist?????

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;331072

I would recommend checking the DNS and running the scavenging, etc becuase the server may be too busy to register the request.

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by mothakani In reply to Unable to rejoin Win2K do ...

i am unable to join windows xp as memeber of WINDOWS 2000advance server
it is giving a dns error sr_record check

i have checked all possible ways
1. repaired dns,reconfigured dns,
2. even dhcp is enabled
regards
rajkishore.mothakani
waiting for solution

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