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Win2K server cannot join domain

By W2K mcse ·
Hello Fellow Techs,

I am at my wits end. I have a new win2k domain with a domain controller running active directory. I'm trying to join 2 more member servers to the domain and get "The following error occurred when attempting to join "domain name". The network path was not found." I can ping everything, browse everything, just cannot join the domain. MSFT's knowledge base states to check DNS. I did and it seems fine. Any ideas? I would appreciate any help on this. Thanks.

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by LEGJ1 In reply to Win2K server cannot join ...

It doesnt matter if you can ping by IP. Can you ping each box by name? This is the key. If you can't ping it by name...you will keep getting this error. The server must see these other boxes in order to join domain. Check DNS again and make sure you have the entries...and update associated pointer. Hope this helps

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by W2K mcse In reply to Win2K server cannot join ...

It was a great suggestion, I feel bad giving it unacceptable but that is the only other choice.

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by W2K mcse In reply to Win2K server cannot join ...

Thanks for your response LEGJ1 but that is what's killing me. I CAN ping by IP and name. I just keep getting that error message when I join the domain. One clue, however, is my DNS server is running on Novell, though that has never mattered with my other 2000 servers. Any clues?

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by Eagle6bat In reply to Win2K server cannot join ...

Did you create a computer account in the domain db for these computers? If you did try deleting and recreating these accounts.
Obtain an IP/DNS address automatically?
Gateway client installed?
Is there a gateway you have to go through?
Hope thishelps, I am kinda new at this.

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by W2K mcse In reply to Win2K server cannot join ...

Eagle6bat,
For a new person these are great suggestions. Unfortunately I have tried all the suggestions and am at the point of having my company eat the charge for a call to Microsoft. Thanks for all your help.

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