I just received a new Laptop with Vista Business Edition and when I try to connect it to our domain (Windows 2000 Server Standard SP4) I receive this error:
"An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC 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've tried adding the computer name to the Active Directory, to the DNS Forwarding list, switching between versions 4 and 6 of TCP/IP, trying different computer names, making sure all windows updates are done and now I'm at my wits end. I'm actually on hold with Dell tech support right now to find a solution but I've been on hold a while now.
I found a fix. I just had to simply change the Network Properties setting the TCP/IP on my laptop from "Obtain DNS server address automatically" to specifying the server address in the DNS. The joined the domain no problem.
Hello, I have the same issue, which I'm trying to connect my wireless laptop with xp to my desktop running vista. I can see the Laptop (running xp) on the the vista but everytime I try to access to vista something comes out the DNS. I cannot see the vista on my xp, I changed the settings on the xp NFS or whatever, restart, same.