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Windows 2008 domain connection problem

Postby fenton » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:01 am

> I am trying to setup a test network. I just installed windows server 2008
> enterprise and it seems to be functioning fine. Two other computers (both
> using vista ultimate on a workgroup) can see and access a share I setup on
> the server.
> The problem is I want to add both Vista machines to the domain. When I go
> through the steps to add them, I get an error message that says network
> path not available.
> I can ping the server both by address and by name. I can browse the vista
> machines from the server.
> I must have missed something in the setup, but don't know what. The
> server has AD, DNS, File Server, Print Server roles enabled.
> Any suggestions.
> WB

Are the Vista machines set to use the DC for DNS? What happens if you
open a command prompt and do an nslookup on the domain name?
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