Joining Win2003 Domain from Vista Pre-RC1 (5536)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Brian Kramer, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Brian Kramer

    Brian Kramer Guest

    I am getting the error "format of the specified network name is invalid" when
    I try to join a domain that is working from under XP. My windows server box
    is at work, and I'm attempting to connect from home by changing the domain of
    the computer. My computer name is already registered in the Active Directory
    (it was registered when I had done this under XP).

    Learning from earlier lessons, I set my WINS server to the same machine and
    leave NetBios enabled. To eliminate other problems, I temporarily turned off
    the firewall on both my machine and the server.

    One more thing, I changed the local security policy per the information in
    this thread.

    Any ideas?


    Brian Kramer, Sep 9, 2006
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  2. Brian Kramer

    Brian Kramer Guest

    Still awaiting a response. Thanks.
    Brian Kramer, Sep 12, 2006
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