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Cannot join domain RRS feed

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  • We have several Windows 7 RC machines we are trying to add to the domain.  No luck unfortunatly.  After we initiate the domain change it takes well over 5 minutes for it to try and connect before it errors out as follows:

    "The following error occurred attempting to join the domain:"domainname ":

    The RPC server is unavailable"

    Steps taken:
    - used FQDN login and non FQDN usernames to authenticate against domain
    - 2003 entertprise DCs and AD, DHCP and DNS run on a linux system
    - Vista Pro connects to the domain fine
    - 7 install is running on Dell D600 laptops and on a couple VM images
    - updated with windows update

    I'm honestly at the end of my rope.  It's bizzare since I can get my own 7 to join my domain at home.  This is Windows 7 Ultimate.  Help!!
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 2:56 PM

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