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Join a domain in Win XP Pro on NT 4.0 network

Q: Join a domain in Win XP Pro on NT 4.0 network

I did a fresh install of WinXP Pro on a PC. I want to join that PC to a domain on an NT 4.0 network.

I have a user name login screen where I enter the password. However, when I go to Control Panel, System, Computer Name, and click on the join a Domain button, and I enter the user ID and password, I get a message that I cannot join the domain because duplicate names or shares are not allowed, etc.

Do I need to delete the Windows logon name and password before I can join the PC to the NT 4.0 domain?

I don't understand why the PC can't join the domain when I enter a valid user name and password, and enter the correct domain name.

Does the work group name have to be different from the domain name?


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A: Join a domain in Win XP Pro on NT 4.0 network

Try deleting the machine name on the PDC and entering a differant one, change the machine name on the XP box to the new one. Start>Programs>Administrative Tools>Server Manager on the NT box.

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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Hello all.

After much frustration it is time to ask for help. I am trying to join my computer to a test domain controller so that i can set up directaccess.
Here is the setup:
Windows Server 2012 with Directaccess and VPN enabled
2012 server is joined to a Windows 2008 R2 Domain controller that has DNS and DHCP installed
All firewalls have been disabled and the computer is open to all ports and connections.

Testing two client computers running Windows 8.1 Enterprise and Windows 10 enterprise evaluation.
Both computers have been set to use the 2008R2 DNS server

I can successfully connect to the server via VPN and map network drives.

If i go to join the computer to the domain i type in the top level domain and IT PROMPTS for the network username and password. I type it in, and after about 30 seconds it says Cannot join the domain mydomain.com Network Path Not Found.

I'm not sure what i am doing wrong as it sees the server because it's prompting for the credentials, but then cannot complete the connection.

Any help is greatly appreciated, banging my head on the desk for a couple hours didn't help.

A:Cannot Join domain over VPN: Network path not found

This issue was resolved by ticking the option to use the default gateway on remote network. Joined the PC to domain, then went back and unchecked the box.

Once joined the computer had no problem using the VPN at the login screen and logging in as any user in Active Directory.

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I just made a custom Windows 7 computer image for my company with all the bells and whistles that I've learned from this site and the Microsoft security forums. However, I went to join it to the domain and I get the following message:

"the following error occured when attempting to join the domain.....; the network location cannot be reached"

-I am trying to add it to a server 2k3 domain
-I can ping IP and FQDN of DC
-can add other windows 7 machines to domain
-can add XP machines with similar security settings

I firmly believe that it is a registry edit I have made or a gpedit that I made, I'm just really not sure which one and it seems like I tried changing all the major ones back as a troubleshooting step.

I really don't know what to try next

A:Network location cannot be reached when attempting to join domain

This sometimes requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 7 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 7 machines that need to connect to the server. The default settings can be different depending which version of Windows 7 is being used.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

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I tried all the advice on the forums, I can ping the domain controller and get to the internet.  The domain controller request a username and password then I get the error.  The computer stopped being able to connect to the domain, I removed the
computer account and I tried to re add it but cannot.  It keeps giving me the same error.
If I try to connect to a share \\ip address\share it gives me an error as well.
I tried deleted the IP6 to 4 devices, but nothing is working, I do not want to rebuild this laptop.

A:Cannot join Domain, receiving error the network location cannot be reached.

Hi, i resolved this exact same issue by making sure the following was ticked in the NIC properties

- client for microsoft networks

After ticking the above the machine then joined the domain

hope this helps?


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I brought my own laptop PC into a business I joined, and they registered the laptop to their domain and upgraded my Windows 7 Home to Ultimate. It was a temp assignment, now I've left the company fo another assignment, but will work from home. I've
upgraded my family PCs to Windows 7 to create a homegroup network, but I can't join this homegroup with my laptop PC, as I'm prevented from doing so while the laptop is apparently still on the domain.  How can I remove my laptop from this domain, since
it doesn't apply any more?

A:How do I remove personal PC from old business domain to join Windows 7 home network?

First of all , I would like to advice you that you must need have an administrator’s permission account of this laptop. If so, You need to leave your laptop from the domain, then you need to change the Network Location to Home Network.
About how to leave your laptop form a domain, please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Click Start button, then point to Computer.
Step 2. Right-Click Computer, then click Properties.
Step 3. Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change Settings.
Step 4. Then hit Change, change the Member of Option to Workgroup, hit OK.
Step 5. You will be prompted the administrator’s account, type it.
Step 6. Then restart your computer.

About how to join a Homegroup, Please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Make sure a HomeGroup has already been created. One computer on the network must create a HomeGroup, then all the other computers can join in.
Step 2. Make sure you know the HomeGroup password.
Step 3. Click the Start button.
Step 4. Click Control Panel from the Start Menu.
Step 4. In the search box type in homegroup -> now click HomeGroup.
Step 5. From the bottom right hand corner of the window click Join Now.
Step 6. Select the Libraries you would like to share over the network. Pictures, Music Videos and Printers are checked by default. You can add Documents by checking the box. Now click Next.
Step 7. Type in the HomeGroup password.
Step 8. Click Next and wait for the ... Read more

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Hello to all,

I have a Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Every time I try to join the 2003 server Domain, I got the error attached in the post.
Im not trying to do a offline joint, the W7 can ping the domain IP, and can resolve the domain name.
I hope anyone can help me with these problem

thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 unable to Join 2003 Domain, offline Join erro

Please run as administrator when you open cmd.

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Hello Every One
I have the admin laptop and it works fine except the wireless. The wireless works fine if i take it out from the domain and join the workgroup.

I have used the domain admin account and the machine local admin account and it does not work.
The hardware is OK and seems enabled with no problem except it does not see any wifi network.
The Laptop run Win 7 Pro.
Best Regards


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I've been trying to join a new Windows 7 Professional machine to a domain controller running Windows 2003 Server with no luck.  We currently have 4 Windows XP machines running on that domain without any issues, but when I try to add the Windows 7 computer,
here is what happens:

A computer account on the domain could not be found (confirmed it is already there)
I put in the computer name and domain again, and Administrator credentialsNow it tells me: "An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined has failed."
I currently have DNS on the Windows 7 PC set to the Domain Controller and have IPv6 unchecked under Network Properties.  I can even ping the domain name (resolves to IP of the domain controller).  It looks like it can, indeed, find the domain from
the message in step 1, so am I missing something here?
Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Cannot join Windows 7 to domain even after setting DNS to domain controller IP

You need flush your DNS cache in client side first.
Then, let?s create the following registry value for a try:
 - Created a DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
 - Created a DWORD DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0
Reboot the machine and check the result again.Alex Zhao
TechNet Community Support

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PC was on Windows home version. It was upgraded to Windows Pro but it made us install the anniversity update before we could upgrade.

Joined the computer to the domain with no issue. After reboot we could not log in with the domain user account. Tried other domain accounts too, even domain admin account. It say username or password is incorrect but that is not true.

Tried to unjoin and rejoin to the domain no luck.

Confirmed dns settings on the PC. Using wired connection. Not going through a VPN connection or anything like that.

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Hello. I have one computer running 2003 Server and another one running XP (SP2 if that matters). Well when I originally set them up, the client computer was only running XP SP1. When I first installed Server 2003, I was able to join my client computer with no problems. As time passed, the OS on my client got corrupted. So I reinstalled XP (fresh install, reformat and all....), upgraded to SP2 and when I try to rejoin, I keep getting an error message "The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domain name"; The specified server cannot perform the requested operation."

So I'm disabled my firewall on the client (Comodo), made sure I removed the original instance of the client from AD and even rebooted the server. All it does of the server side is shows the client name under the domain computer with a red "X" on it. I've tried removing the X and attempting to join again. No luck. Please help. Thanks in advance.

(I tried to add a screen shop but couldn't or didn't know how to do it here.)

A:Please help...Trying to re-join domain!

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On an HP Windows 7 64-bit machine I get the error message "An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain "ad.mackaysstores.co.uk" could not be contacted."
This machine is set up the same as all the others on the network and has worked before so I don't know what's changed?

A:Cannot join domain

Can you ping the domain controller's ip address?

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I was wondering what the recommendations are in terms of letting the ATA Center and ATA Gateway server beeing domain joined? 
Is it recommended that they reside in a workgroup or a domain?

Oddvar Moe

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I have setup a new Windows SBS 2011 standard.
When I try to join the domain with a client computer running windows 7 pro I get this error message: Your computer could not be joined to the domain because the following error has occurred:
An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain. For information about network troubleshooting, see windows Help.
I can ping the domain server by IP address, but not domain name.

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running windows server 2003, with 2 xp pro workstations.
"specified server cannot perform the requested tasks"

i have the user account on the server. but no dice.

A:cannot join domain

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I have a new server SBS 2011 Essentials. I also have 9 workstations and they are trying to connect to the servers domain. I have tried the connector and I have also tried to join the domain. When I set up the server it asked me a few questions and then setup the domain. When I try to connect to the domain I get. The following error occurred attempting to join the domain"WESTRIVERPERIOD":

An attempt to resolved the DNS name of a domaincontroller in the domain being joint has failed -- and so on.

I have tried everyting I could find on the internet spending 5 hours trying to fix this. I can see the server via the network and I can access folders and files and even make changes. I just can't joint the )@#$)#$ domain. LOL I have also read that a lot of issue with server 2011 essentials are out there.

Any Help would really be awesome.


A:Can't join a domain

You have to have the primary DNS server and/or primary WINS server configured on the workstations to point to your SBS 2011 server.

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I have a Windows 7 PC with administrator user. Currently it is connected to workgroup but I want now to join it to a domain but the domain textbox is disabled.
I created another administrator user on the same laptop just in case but still the domain field is disabled and can't enter the network domain.
Kindly help..

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How on earth can I join XP Pro to a domain....the domain is called aykley.
I take it can be doen through a wizard but is there a manual way it can be done also.

A:join XP to a domain

Yorien says:

To join a Domain manually is a pretty simple task:

1-. Open My Computer properties
2-. Go to the Computer Name tab and press the Change... button.
3-. Go to the Member of... panel, choose Domain then enter the Domain name... you may have to enter a user and password.

4-. Reboot when prompted

Yorien Dragonard

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I just got a new Dell WXP Prof computer for office. Most other computers we just gave an account and it worked -- not this one. From the EXCHANGE server/domain controller computer I created a new Email Account and assigned and choose a new user logon to assign it to. It created the account and said at next logon would need to change the password.

> From SYSTEM: Computer Name:Change and selected DOMAIN from WORKGROUP and entered my domain. Was propted for new login and pw -- entered it and got:
"The following error occured attempting to join the domain 'profit': Access is Denied"

> From Control Panel:System: Computer Name: Network ID I go through all the steps -- it never can find it the first time and when I enter the correct info I get:

"Your computer could not be joined to the domain because the following error has occured: The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship"

A:Can't join domain

Are you logged onto the PC as the local Administrator account?

Do you have sufficient authority to add a computer to the domain. Are you apart of the domain admins group. When it asks you for the username and password you need a user that is apart of the domain admins group. Enter the username and password of a user that has enough right to create computer accounts in the domain (for example - a Domain Admin group member). If a computer account was already established in the domain then you can enter any username and password of any valid user (for example - your own domain username and password).

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Hello all...

I just installed build 7000 and I'm having issues connecting to my domain at work. I cannot setup my Outlook account either because my network exchange server is NT4 based.

I have tried setting up my account via Outlook and via the "Mail" portion of Control Panel to no avail...

Any workarounds that anyone can spare?

A:Cannot Join NT4 Domain

Did it work on the previous build you were using? I know that it's a huge pain to get a NT4 machine onto a 2k3+ domain. I've never tried using a newer machine to join a domain older than the client (except for XP clients to a 2k domain). Also, to get Vista to join a NT4 domain, you have to lower the security requirements. Another way around that I used in XP when it wouldn't play nice was to, instead of changing the PC's friendly name, I would go to the Network ID button and run thru the wizard. If it atleast finds the DC, then the wizard should work every time.

Quote from Joining NT Domain
"Under Local Policies > Security Options

Change the value of "Network Security: [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]LAN[/COLOR][/COLOR] Manager authentication level"
from "NTVLM2 responses only" to "LM and NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security
if negotiated"

Note that I last tried this with build 5384. Newer builds may need a
different fix.

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Dear all

i just buy a new notebook with win 7 pro, but i get a problem when to connect it into our domain (win 2003 service pack 2). I can ping another ip in network but i can not ping our DC, there are message request time out. So when i change the connection from control panel->system it's fail.
I was try to disable ipv6, disable teredo tunnel, disable isatap tunnel and disable firewall it's the same.
There are no alert in DC viewer so i don't know what the root problem.
Any suggestion

Best regard's

A:Win 7 can not join domain

Hi hartanto,

I just succesfully joined 4 laptops with Windows 7 to my domain. 3 of my domain controllers are running Win2k3 R2, and one is Win2k8. I didn't encounter any issues. The only issue I found was with printer drivers not working with windows 7.

It sounds like you have an underlying network connectivity problem. Is your laptop on the very same LAN as the domain controller? If not, you won't be able to join a new computer remotely to a domain while it's not on the same LAN.


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have a mind boggling situation here I have a public domain setup to be accessed from all around the world. the server is win 2000 advanced server with AD domain setup "sup.domain.com" with local ip address of & Static configuration. DNS is setup with forwarder to point to our ISP DNS. We have T1 connection with Cisco router & HP switch 80 port gig. The NAT settings were done to allow all ports for the process of DNS from public ip of sup.domain.com though the router which handles DHCP for all domains.

with that been said, some of the pcs can join the network when using the public dns ip, but some come back an error "the format of the specified network name is invlaid" (screenshot server_error). some join the domain just fine. However, i was looking at dns & seen "computername.olddomain as a DC" (screenshot server_error_dns)which i was not able to add to domain. that error disappered after restart. I have also seen another computer details in print server prop as TS001-TS005 with the pc name i was trying to add to network. but it says
Port: TS001-TS005
Discription: computername PRN1-PRN5 (screenshot Server_error_prn)
At this point, i guess i should know i'm totally lost & can not even start to think of a reason for this ...

Any help would be appreciated

A:Can not join domain

here ianother screenshoit of print server prop. clear pic

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I have created a new Windows 2003 SP2 Domain and have been transfering users from the old domain to the new one..

All Computers are running Windows XP.. Most have XP Professional, but 3 are XP Home.

The XP Home users I know cannot join a domain and they are fine.

I had completed about 5 users and now when I try and remove the user form the old and join the new one I get the following error..

"Specified Server Cannot perform the requested operation"

Microsoft knowledge base gives me this


I am only running TCP/IP and am not sure if it is bound properly.

How can I tell?

I have been having other issues between the old and new domain since creating it..

My ultimate goal is to remove the old domain totally and just have the new one.

The old domain is currently the DHCP,DNS, and WINS server for the network..

Could this issue be caused by not having DHCP, DNS, or WINS configured properly?

I will be working on this tomorrow and could use all the help I can get..

Thanks in advance for any help...

A:Cannot join a Domain

Unjoin those old machines from the domain, run newsid, and then try a rejoin.

What is the scope of the DHCP server on the new domain? Enough addresses available?

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my team join about 50 computer from old domain to new domain and do this job with change computer name and domain at same time
now every thing is ok but i want to know IS THIS TRUE? (change computer name and change domain at same time)

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Folks, i cannot join my Win 10 enterprise to the domain. Request returns error "Cannot find network path". Tried turning Off n On SMB/CFIS feature on this machine in vain.

A:Join win 10 pc to a domain

Did you put in the IP address of your domain controller/AD server into the Win10 box as the DNS server?

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We have a user who works remotely from home.

I would like to add his machine to our domain (as we do in the office) so that he can log in and operate as if he was here.

Can this be done easily?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

A:How to join a domain via VPN

Hi Crabrc,

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'm sure this will depend on the permissions and configuration of the servers but in theory, if the user is connected to the VPN then you should have remote access to the machine (providing this enabled on their machine) you should then be able just add it to the domain as you would normally.

You may have to put the fully qualified domain name in but it should work, I haven't had any issues doing that.

You may need a host entry to resolve the domain name.


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Hi guys,

B4 log in - u need to key in yur user id and password plus the DOMAIN ( company ) b4
u can get in..

My question is.. how to cancel the join domian and use the normal log in like no need
password .. is there any command or i need to use !!

Thanx for the help guys

A:Un Join Domain

Its not that easy but let me tell you the basics -

Properties of my computer/Computer name/click change/ click workgroup and type in the workgroup name.

THis unjoins you from the domain the main things to think about are this -

1) your profile information will not be remembered so you have to run F.A.S.T in order to get all the information beforehand. 2) ALSO if this is a company PC pulling it off the domain can make it so when you get into work you won't have access. 3) As well you have to have administrator rights to pull it off the domain.

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Receiving the following error: The following error occurred attempting to join the domain
The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help.
Tried restore point, fixes posted in
But issue not resolved  yet!

Any advice please?
Thank you

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I'm trying to learn Server 2012 R2 admin. Reading books, watching videos, etc. I'm using VMWarePlay 12. One of my servers is 410ServerDC2, which is a domain controller. The IP address is Another VM is Windows 10, 410WIN10-1. I want to join 410WIN10-1 to the domain but I cannot.

Here's the IPCONFIG /ALL for this VM 410WIN10-1:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : 410WIN10-1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : localdomain

Ethernet adapter Ethernet0:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : localdomain
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-75-13-09
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2ce5:e6de:ac1f:f665%2(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:39:31 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:52:06 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : <==WHY?
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 33557545
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-21-3C-A3-44-00-0C-29-75... Read more

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I am trying to install a new Windows 10 Pro computer on an existing local domain network.
The network has about 12 to 14 Windows 7 computers with no problems.
When I try to join the Domain I get a message The domain couldn't be found. Check the domain name and try again. I have checked the networks setting and they are correct. I can see all the computers on the network but I can't join the domain.

A:Can't join domain using windows 10 pro

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I have a windows 2000 advance server that I want to join a Windows 2003 domain server. How many ways are there for joining a windows 2000 server to a domain server? Here's what I did. I right click on the My Computer icon and choose Properties/click Network Identification tab. The only option that is listed in this tab is a Properties button. I click on this Properties button and the next window shows a Workgroup and a Domain radio button. I click on the Domain radio button and type in my domain name in the texbox. I then click OK and the next window popup to type in my domain server's administrator's user name and password. I typed it in and then I receive this error:

The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "myDomain":
The network path was not found.

I'm positive the path is correct. I have done the same thing with 10 other computers and it's working fine. The only difference is that many other computers that I joined have the Network ID and Change button under the Computer Name tab in System Properties, and I click Network ID and that seems to work all the time. But this is a Windows 2000 advance server and it does not have the Network ID button. The only choice is Properties button. So am I doing something wrong? How many ways can I join a windows 2000 server to a domain server?

Any help is much appreciated!


A:can't join domain server

These two links might be useful.


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Hello folks, I have a PC here running XP Pro, I'm trying to join it to our domain, however when I try and do this, the "Member of" section of the dialogue box is greyed out:-

Now, I have made sure that I've installed Networking Services through Add/Remove Programs as I assumed this is what was causing the problem, however this has not solved my issue.

The PC originally had Win95 on it and I used an upgrade disc to install XP, not sure if this could be the source of the issue???

A:[SOLVED] Can't join domain

Networking isn't installed through Add/Remove Programs. What did you install?

I suspect you'd need to install some drivers.

Is your network adapter working?
Can you ping the Server?
Does Device Manager show any errors?
Right click My Computer, click Manage
Click Device Manager
Anything showing with a red x, yellow exclamation point, or a yellow question mark?

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A little background

We have an NT domain here. I have been hired on to get Active Directory up and going...
Well, of course, needed to create a new domain (ok, not of course..but I did). In order to get my trust between the AD Domain and the NT Domain, I have WINS set up on the AD Domain Controller and have a push/pull going on with the NT WINS. Also had to create a LMHOSTS file.

Now, it seems that new computers that need to be set up in to the NT Domain cannot join the domain unless NetBUI is installed. From what I understand, this was never really the case prior.

What could I have done to have made this change to the network?

A:Solved: Cannot join domain

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I am unable to join the domain.getting the below error

Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\Windows\debug\dcdiag.txt.

An error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "navins.com".

The error was: "No records found for given DNS query."
(error code 0x0000251D DNS_INFO_NO_RECORDS)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.navins.com

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IU am unable to join the domain with windows 7 using waik
The section I used is amd64_Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin_neutral
under Specialized
Debugjoin - true
JoinDomain - mydomain
MAchineObjectOU - desktop OU
MAchinePAssword - blank
UnsecureJoin - True (I tried false as well and neither works)
Credentials -
Domaiun - mydomain
password - Domain admin password
Username - administrator
any idea? It boots up but stays in the workgroup

A:unable to join domain

Could you provide more information about how you deploy your Windows 7? Are there some error messages? Because there are not enough information, so I would like to
share the following thread with you:
Unable to join Windows 2008 R2 Domain
unable to join domain
Unable to join domain (Samba PDC)
Hope it helps.
Alex ZhaoPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I just installed a new server with windows 2003 and setup active directory. I have a windows xp sp2 computer i am trying to join to the domain. When i go to join the domain it createds the account on the server for the pc and does not finish joining it comes up with an error bad user name or password and if i retype the username and password the second time it comes up with an operation times out error and if i retry again i get a Failed error. I also get a disabled account for the computer in the ad tree. I did check to make sure the windows xp and 2k3 firewalls were off
Craig F. Graham

A:Can not Join W2K3 domain

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Hey Guys,

Im a bit of a noob with Windows 7 and am currently fumbling my way through the OS.

We are in the process of deploying Windows 7 to our domain. At the moment we have a Windows Server 2003 native domain but currently have Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers.

We are having an issue at the moment with joining Windows 7 machines to the domain. They are joining fine (according to the PC) however, their computer accounts are not showing up in AD.

Initially i thought it was an issue with replication as we have many domain controllers across our sites. However, after waiting for about 3 days (i know replication doesnt take this long but i was hoping...) the computer accounts still did not appear.

Has anyone seen this issue before and or heard about this happening?

Any help or a solution would be great.

Thanks guys.


A:Domain Join issue

have you checked under all of the computer bins???
I am running my ad on 2008 and it used to be based off a 2008r2 machine but I wanted to play with IIS 7.5 so I changed roles of reach machine. I have not had any problems regarding pcs not showing up.

*if i hadnt just locked myself out of my new firewall system I would jump onto the vpn and check things out and see if I could find out why you are having that problem in setting...*

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hello everyone, currently i'm unable to join domain in my LAN as such i'm unable to get some access to server.

i did some googling about it and follow some step available somehow still unable to join

here's the screen cap

so anyone willing to give some advise or tips on the matter?

thank you!

A:unable to join domain

Is your primary DNS your domain controller?

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Clients: XP Pro sp2
Server: Windows 2003 Standard

I can join units to the domain just fine, I do this at each seat rather than create an account for the PC first. However when I go to make a domain account a user on the local computer it only shows the local computer as a rights source instead of the domain as it should.

I've unjoined, rejoin, renamed, reconfigured DNS, and still no such luck.

I can push it by going to the DC and "managing" the computers but that isn't how it should have to be done and I also think some of our other issues here are caused by this problem.

A:Odd XP join to domain issue

is domain admin listed there in local admin group

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We are setting up a new IBM computer. During the install
of Windows 2000 we forgot to join the computer to the
domain. Now if we go under My Computer->Properties and try
to join the domain "DOMAIN", we get the error " The
following error occurred attempting to join the
domain "DOMAIN": The credentials supplied conflict with an
existing set of credentials." We tried all the suggestions
saying to disconnect from mapped drives, we deleted all
the networked printers and tried the net use * /delete
command in the command prompt but nothing worked. Can
someone please point us in the right direction?


A:Unable to join DOMAIN

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An error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "HAMI.LOCAL".

The error was: "An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host."
(error code 0x00002746 WSAECONNRESET)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.KED.COM

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am using wds and wsim to do my imaging
I created an answer file that works for just about everything accept joining to the domain. I have my answer file configured to prompt for computer name only and all the rest is automated. It prompts for the computername and carries on.The answer file seems to join it to the domain as when the imaging process finishes I get a domain logon prompt, however when i try to log into my domain I get an error saying the security database doesnt have an computer account for this trust relationship. Also when i search ad for the computername its not there. The machine is being joined to the domain under an win 7 generated name!!


here is my answer file


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken... Read more

A:Win 7 unattend.xml and domain join

Below is a quote from technet, I believe what may be missing is the unsecure command, meaning it doesn't immediately have to have the username and password credentials... Might be worth a shot to add that in.... I haven't tried the autojoin with the unattend yet...

For Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 images. The image unattend file (ImageUnattend.xml) must have the setting <UnsecureJoin>true</UnsecureJoin> in the Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin component. Additionally, the Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup component for the <specialize> unattended pass must exist, even if it is empty.

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I have a XP Pro PC that won't joing a NT 4.0 domain. It says the "domain could not be contacted". Also, I can map to drive shares on the NT server but ONLY if I use the IP address of the server vs the Server name....

I know the PC is getting an IP properly. I can browse the Internet and everything under "ipconfig /all" looks right...

Is this a problem on the XP machine or the NT 4.0 server?

Jason Uhl

please reply back to email address: [email protected]

A:XP Pro won't join a Windows NT 4.0 domain

uhljamz said:

I have a XP Pro PC that won't joing a NT 4.0 domain. It says the "domain could not be contacted". Also, I can map to drive shares on the NT server but ONLY if I use the IP address of the server vs the Server name....

I know the PC is getting an IP properly. I can browse the Internet and everything under "ipconfig /all" looks right...

Is this a problem on the XP machine or the NT 4.0 server?

Jason Uhl

please reply back to email address: [email protected]Click to expand...

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I am running WinXP pro SP2, and don't have the option to join a domain. I think there is something wrong in the group policy, but I can't find the problem. For Internet I am on a T1 thanks to my University. I shouldn't have any internet as far as I know because I'm not on the domain. I also can't use (although I think this is not so bad) windows firewall. Everything is in grey and the setting is turned off. I have been having problems ever since I reformatted and did a clean install of Windows.

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everything where is grey?? under system properties what? why not post a screenshot of all the related info for your pc and then we can take a look...

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If I change it name in windows, it still shows the old name at the command prompt. the error says it cannot find AD and the DNS is not correct, but it is. found sendori and removed. What am I overlooking. Thanks.

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Can you join window 7 to a server 2003 domain?

A:Join Win 7 to 2003 Domain

Sure. Why, are you having problems?

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