Win 2000 server domain problem

By r123k ·
My office have a active directory and domain controller running on window 2000 server

All of the old computer also joinned domain and staff can use their domain account to login in the domain smoothly.

But the problem is when have a new computer need to join domain. That will have a error message the meaning about cannot find the domain.
For example, My company have a new computer now. The OS is win XP Pro. I want to put this computer to join my company domain. My company domain is But when I use try to join domain. That will have a error message like cannot find domain "".
How can I solve this problem?
Thank you!

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Minor Tips

by uppulurivasu In reply to Win 2000 server domain pr ...

Please follow the below sequence:
1) Disable Win XP Firewall
2) Enable NetBIOS lookup (WINS)
3) Stop Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing Service.
4) Also try

The above should fix that.
Let me know.

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Might be DNS issue

by cookspc In reply to Win 2000 server domain pr ...

If DNS server and records are not set up correctly on the server ..or.. if the workstation is not pointing the server for DNS requests you may get this error.

Try adding to the host file on the workstation an entry like:


where the letter above correspond the actual IP address of the server.

If this works then you have a DNS problem. This needs to be fixed or you will have other network issues as well.

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