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Domain Problem in Windows Environment

  • LAN
  • Domain
  • Computers
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
August 27, 2009 10:38:04 AM

I am having a network of some 150 computers. One Windows 2003 server is running as Active Directory, DNS and DHCP.

I have joined 31 computers to the domain. But then now am not able to join any more.

The error message is

A domain controller for the domain XXX could not be contacted.
Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly
If the name is correct, click Details for troubleshhoting information.

I can ping the dns server with its name with the domain extensions, but when I try to ping with the name only, it says cannot find host.

Any help will highly be appreciated.

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August 27, 2009 11:24:52 AM

Sounds like a DNS problem. Ensure the DNS addresses used include the Server.
You may need to temporarily make the primary DNS the Server.