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Having trouble adding Windows 7 machine to Windows Server 2008 R2 domain

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  • I have a question. I am having trouble adding a Windows 7 machine to a Windows Server 2008 R2. I have already set the client perferred DNS to the server DNS address. I have also made sure to add the computer in the active directory users and computers section of the windows server 2008 R2 to the designated folder "computes".

     

    I am now at the part where i am going to be adding the computer to the domain. I type my domain name, "70-640". I get the following error, "The following error occurred attempting to join the domain, "70-640": An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being join has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain.

     

    How would I do this? I am using Oracle Virtual box and I have two virtual machines set up. My tech buddies say it should not matter. Please help! :D

     


    Monday, August 01, 2011 12:23 AM

Answers

  • You can refer the below links. Make sure there is proper connectivity between DC & win7 clients & there is no port issues. Disable the local windows firewall service on DC as well as on client system. See, you can ping the DC from win7 clients(make sure ICMP is not blocked).

    Troubleshooting Domain Join Error Messages

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/troubleshooting-domain-join-error-messages.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961817.aspx

     

     

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    Monday, August 01, 2011 3:04 AM
  • Hello,

    please make sure that:

    • Each DC / DNS server points to its private IP address as primary DNS server and to other internal DNS servers as secondary ones
    • Each DC without DNS points to internal DNS servers as DNS servers
    • Each public DNS server is set as a forwarder

    Once done, run ipconfig /registerdns and restart netlogon on each DC.

    For client computers, please make sure that they point to the correct DNS server as primary DNS server. Once done, use nslookup to check that all is okay with DNS resolution.

    Also, check that there is no firewall blocking traffic.



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    Monday, August 01, 2011 8:31 AM

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  • You can refer the below links. Make sure there is proper connectivity between DC & win7 clients & there is no port issues. Disable the local windows firewall service on DC as well as on client system. See, you can ping the DC from win7 clients(make sure ICMP is not blocked).

    Troubleshooting Domain Join Error Messages

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/troubleshooting-domain-join-error-messages.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961817.aspx

     

     

    Regards  


    Awinish Vishwakarma

    MVP-Directory Services

    MY BLOG:  http://awinish.wordpress.com 

    This posting is provided AS-IS with no warranties/guarantees and confers no rights.

    Monday, August 01, 2011 3:04 AM
  • Hello,

    please post an unedited ipconfig /all from the DC/DNS server and the problem machine, so we can verify some settings.


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Monday, August 01, 2011 4:53 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Please try to ping the Domain name (Netbios and DNS) and see if it is pingable and resolving properly. Secondly check if the TCP/IP helper service is started.

     

    Monday, August 01, 2011 6:06 AM
  • Hello,

    please make sure that:

    • Each DC / DNS server points to its private IP address as primary DNS server and to other internal DNS servers as secondary ones
    • Each DC without DNS points to internal DNS servers as DNS servers
    • Each public DNS server is set as a forwarder

    Once done, run ipconfig /registerdns and restart netlogon on each DC.

    For client computers, please make sure that they point to the correct DNS server as primary DNS server. Once done, use nslookup to check that all is okay with DNS resolution.

    Also, check that there is no firewall blocking traffic.



    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
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    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator

    Monday, August 01, 2011 8:31 AM