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    Win2K server cannot join domain

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    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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    • #3545452

      Win2K server cannot join domain

      by legj1 ·

      In reply to Win2K server cannot join domain

      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

      • #3547307

        Win2K server cannot join domain

        by w2k mcse ·

        In reply to Win2K server cannot join domain

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

    • #3547313

      Win2K server cannot join domain

      by w2k mcse ·

      In reply to Win2K server cannot join domain

      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?

    • #3547263

      Win2K server cannot join domain

      by eagle6bat ·

      In reply to Win2K server cannot join domain

      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.

      • #3549768

        Win2K server cannot join domain

        by w2k mcse ·

        In reply to Win2K server cannot join domain

        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.

    • #3549336

      Win2K server cannot join domain

      by w2k mcse ·

      In reply to Win2K server cannot join domain

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