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Weird issue about Windows XP

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A laptop with Windows XP SP2, when adding this computer into domain,a error message appeared that show a domain contrller for the domain ap could not be contacted.... the exact information is below:

'A domain controller for the domain ap could not be contacted.

Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly.

If the name is correct, click Details for broubleshouting information.'
See the attachment for more information.

In this computer, I can ping the DNS server and Domain server successfully in the domain. Also, it can get a correct IP address through DHCP server. Accessing internet and intranet is also normal.

Please provide a solution for this issue. Thanks.
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have you joined computers to the domain before? is this the first one with the error?

to join the domain are you doing domainname.local in the computer name tab of the computer properties...under the button labled "change" or is it domainname.com
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I have had this happen when joining a 2k3 domain from another domain.

In order to fix this i had to join the pc to a workgroup first and then join it to the new domain from the workgroup.

Also i have seen this when you try to join a domain by entering the full domain name ie. xxx.local/.com. Try using just the XXX with no .local/.com and that should also work.

This has only happened on my SBS2k3 network though.

Hope this helps.

Edited by SBS_Runner, 13 February 2006 - 02:09 PM.

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