Cannot find Domain Controler

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Terry, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Terry

    Terry Guest

    I have a new Vista Business notebook that cannot see the windows 2003 server
    (DC) on the network. It DOES see all other XP machines and does get to the
    internet.

    I tried dynamic and static IPs on the notebook. And I have the DNS on the
    notebook set to the server IP.

    I can reach a server shared folder by IP i.e. \\192.168.0.250\public but
    this does not seem to work to log on to the domain etc. And I cannot join the
    domain as the Vista PC cannot see the server by name.

    I would appreciate any ideas why or what is different with the Vista PC.
     
    Terry, Oct 25, 2007
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  2. Is the date & time the same between DC and Vista (<5mn) ?

    Do you use the FQDN name to join ?
     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Oct 25, 2007
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  3. Terry

    Terry Guest

    I'll have to check the time and data issue. But I did use the FQDN to find
    the server named (poweredge.buschthiem.local) also tried with out the local
    and without the pwoeredge as the domain name is buschtiem.

    How can I "search" for a computer (by name) on the network using Vista? I
    could do the often in XP.
     
    Terry, Oct 25, 2007
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  4. When you try to join AD, you must use buschthiem.local only.
     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Oct 25, 2007
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  5. Terry

    Terry Guest

    Yes I tried it that way, said the server and or active directory could not be
    found (bouschthiem.local), the strange thing is other XP machines can join
    and logon to the domain.
     
    Terry, Oct 25, 2007
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  6. Terry

    SolveIT Guest

    Try adding the domain controller server as the primary DNS server in your
    Vista IP configuration before trying to join the domain.
     
    SolveIT, Oct 26, 2007
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  7. Terry

    Terry Guest

    The IP of the primary Domain Controler is the ONLY IP in the Vista DNS
    configuration
     
    Terry, Oct 26, 2007
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  8. could you check time & date ?
    Any eventlog error on the vista ?
    Are you using a domain admin account or a one with deleated right ?
     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Oct 26, 2007
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  9. Terry

    Terry Guest

    The Date is the same the time is 2 minutes off. Nothing in the event log
    except a anti virus app comment.

    The user of the Vista PC is a user on the domain. However when trying to
    join the domain I use the administrator account

    Here is a copy of the IP config from the Vista PC
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Users\Ken Beutel>
    C:\Users\Ken Beutel>ipconfig/all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : KenBeutel-NB
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 590x 10/100 Ethernet
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-D4-DE-E0-FA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4464:1825:fba3:5b58%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.238(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.250
    192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : wowway.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
    Con
    nection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-77-E2-A6-34
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.wowway.com
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    isatap.{3AACE8A8-F7FA-4F76-A69F-8278F03B0
    1F7}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.238%12(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.250
    192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
    2001:0:4136:e390:180a:3322:3f57:fe11(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::180a:3322:3f57:fe11%13(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    C:\Users\Ken Beutel>
     
    Terry, Oct 26, 2007
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  10. what is this second dns server ?
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.250
    is this dns suffix ok ?
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : wowway.com



    --
    Cordialement,
    Mathieu CHATEAU
    English blog: http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com
    French blog: http://www.lotp.fr


     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Oct 26, 2007
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  11. Terry

    Terry Guest

    It is the IP of the router that At&T put in

     
    Terry, Oct 26, 2007
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  12. Why do you have the IP of your router as dns server ?

    can you issue this from the vista:
    nslookup www.google.com
    nslookup myserver.wowway.com
    (replace myserver by the name of your server)



    --
    Cordialement,
    Mathieu CHATEAU
    English blog: http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com
    French blog: http://www.lotp.fr


     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Oct 26, 2007
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