Problems joining Windows 7 to my Domain when I have two Active directory Servers in the same lan

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  • I have two Active directory Servers 2008 in same LAN.  When I tried to join a Windows 7 workstation it gives me errors.  As soon as I turn off one of the servers, I can join window 7 with no problems. It looks like windows 7 gets confused.  Do I have to setup the servers differentLY?  Please help.



    Thursday, March 15, 2012 5:07 PM

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  • do you have two seperate dowmains?.normally you have to configure clients primary dns server as one of your domain controller

    Darshana Jayathilake

    Friday, March 16, 2012 2:27 AM
  • To diagnose this, we will need to see configuration data and event log errors. Please post the following to better assist:


    1. Unedited ipconfig /all of both of your DCs.
    2. Unedited ipconfig /all of the Windows 7 workstation.
    3. Unedited ipconfig /all of a Windows workstation that this is not happening on.
    4. Event log errors. Use the copy feature to paste the event in your reply.


    Thank you,


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    Friday, March 16, 2012 6:08 AM
  • Hi Lobow,

    Thanks for posting here.

    > When I tried to join a Windows 7 workstation it gives me errors. 

    Could also show us the error message here and make sure this client is pointing and using the DNS server that holding the domain name that we are going to make it join into.

    Troubleshooting Domain Join Error Messages


    Tiger Li

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    Monday, March 19, 2012 7:59 AM