Friday, May 04, 2012 4:01 AM
I have a user who removed his computer from the domain accidently. When I try to join the machine back to the domain I get an error. The AD DC for the specified domain cannot be located. Does anyone have steps they have used to success fully join computers to the domain remotely. The sites are connected by a box - box VPN tunnel. NETBIOS is enable and I can ping the server name and it resolves succesfully.
I'm just trying to avoid having them ship the computer back to me so I can join it to the domain and then ship it back. Thanks.
Saturday, May 05, 2012 12:01 AM
Is this SBS 2008/2011/2003 ?
Are you trying to manually add to the domain or use the wizard in internet explorer ?
Michael Jenkin (Mickyj) www.mickyj.com (Community website) - SBS MVP (2004 - 2008) *5 times Microsoft MVP award winner *Previously MacWorld Australia contributer *Previously APAC Vice Chairman Culminis (Pro IT User group support system)* APAC chairman GITCA *Director Business Technology Partners, Microsoft Small Business Specialist, SMB150 2012 Member
Saturday, May 05, 2012 1:13 AM
Sorry it is SBS 2011. I tried using the wizard but with no success.
Saturday, May 05, 2012 1:53 AMYou need to make sure that the Client PC is using the SBS server, and ONLY the SBS server for DNS.
Saturday, May 05, 2012 10:43 AM
Also, if you want to join manually, I find using the DNS name is better when over a VPN. e.g. join to LAMINATES.local rather than LAMINATES (LAMINATES being our name).
- Marked As Answer by barron, Kyle Saturday, May 05, 2012 4:21 PM