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Win 7 Error Joining w2k3 server domain

    Question

  • I can ping the server ip from win 7 pc I can \\ map to win 7 pc from w2k3 server I can not map from win 7 pc to server and I get error when trying to join w2k3 domain

    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

    I have checked dns server and client are same enable netbios over tcp/ip turned off all firewalls 
    Monday, December 07, 2009 6:12 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Please also try the following:

     

    1.    Check if you can ping DC with its FQDN

     

    2.    Ensure that the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service is started:

     

    1)     Log on to the client computer by using an account that has administrator permissions

    2)     Click Start, click Run, type “services.msc” (without quotations) in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3)     In the list of services, double-click TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service.

    4)     In the Startup type list, click Automatic, and then click Apply.

    5)     Under Service status, click Start to start the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service.

    6)     When the service is started, click OK, and then quit the Services snap-in.

     

    3.    Boot to clean boot and see if you can join domain:

     

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

     

    If you have another Windows 7 client which is not in a domain, please check if you can join it to this domain.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:40 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • What do you get when you run NSLOOKUP from your Windows 7 machine?
    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST
    Monday, December 07, 2009 8:13 PM
  • If bet that you'll also find your answer here in this thread http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/22678a87-1c5e-4034-84b1-567395e8e8c0
    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST
    • Proposed as answer by cdobbs Monday, December 07, 2009 8:16 PM
    Monday, December 07, 2009 8:16 PM

  • from win 7
    :
    Default Server: DNS3.xxx.xxx.edu Address:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx


    from server I get
    cannot find server. Default Server Unknown. Address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx same ip as default dns on win 7

    Monday, December 07, 2009 9:33 PM
  • That's good as Windows 7 knows where the DNS is so
    On the W7 computers,

    Go to network connections - local lan connection - properties - internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) - properties -

    Use the following DNS server address - preferred DNS server add the IP address of your Domain server.

    Now try and join the computer to the domain.

    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST
    Monday, December 07, 2009 10:18 PM
  • Same Error

    An attempt to resolve dns name of a domain controller in the domain being joined failed. Please verifify this client is configured

    to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009 4:59 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Please also try the following:

     

    1.    Check if you can ping DC with its FQDN

     

    2.    Ensure that the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service is started:

     

    1)     Log on to the client computer by using an account that has administrator permissions

    2)     Click Start, click Run, type “services.msc” (without quotations) in the Open box, and then click OK.

    3)     In the list of services, double-click TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service.

    4)     In the Startup type list, click Automatic, and then click Apply.

    5)     Under Service status, click Start to start the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service.

    6)     When the service is started, click OK, and then quit the Services snap-in.

     

    3.    Boot to clean boot and see if you can join domain:

     

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

     

    If you have another Windows 7 client which is not in a domain, please check if you can join it to this domain.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:40 AM
    Moderator