Specified server cannot perform requested operation - joining doma

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by DaDuck, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. DaDuck

    DaDuck Guest

    I'm trying to simply join an XP computer to a domain.. and I get the error
    message: "The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.". The
    result other than this message is the computer account is created, but
    disabled.. If I reset the account, I get the same result.
    This is a 2003 domain controller/server running SP2. In the past I have
    successfully added another machine to the domain...
    Thinking it might be related, I installed Windows XP Hotfix KB896427. No
    Luck..

    Anybody have any idea what's going on?
     
    DaDuck, Oct 22, 2007
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  2. Hello,

    check FSMO roles are ok from the DC: netdom query fsmo

    On the workstation, check that:
    -Date & Time are the same as the domain (closer than 5 mn)
    -It has the DC as primary dns server
    -you try to join the domain with the FQDN name (mydomain.com)
     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Oct 22, 2007
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  3. Is the problem since you applied the Service pack 2?
    You can apply this hotfic:

    You may experience network-related problems after you install Windows Server
    2003 SP2 or the Scalable Networking Pack
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936594
     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Oct 22, 2007
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  4. What type of errors are there in the event logs on both the dc and the
    workstation?

    Post the ipconfig /all from your client and your dns server.
     
    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Oct 22, 2007
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  5. DaDuck

    DaDuck Guest

    I'm going to have to bail on this issue.. today was day one of an Exchange
    2007 class and I need to focus on that for the moment
    Thanks for your replys
    Alan
     
    DaDuck, Oct 23, 2007
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  6. I didn't go back to see the whole thread, since all we see in the Microsoft
    Newsgroups (where Techarena posts and pulls posts from), is just this post
    and Petrus4's post, but what I can say, if your machines, that is all
    machines (DCs, member servers, TS, client machines, etc) have any other DNS
    address in their IP properties other than the internal DNS that hosts the AD
    zone, then I can understand why you are having problems.

    ISA complicates things as well.

    Other scenarios that will cause this issue:

    Multihomed DCs (more than one NIC and/or IP address) as well as RRAS
    installed on any of the DCs.
    AD DNS Single Label Name domain name ("domain" vs the minimal requirement of
    "domain.something").
    Third party firewalls installed on the DCs or clients.
    Third party security and/or AV software that is misconfigured and blocking
    necessary ports or apps.
    Improper routing (whether within the infrastructure, VLANs misconfigured, or
    using VM).

    Ace

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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Sep 13, 2009
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  7. DaDuck

    Dan Hinde Guest

    I have a windows server 2003 and Vista 32bit problem.
    The Vista machine won't join the domain with the same error message...

    I tried turning off the firewall on the Vista machine.
    Adding only the DC IP address for the Vista DNS.
    I flushed DNS and registered.
    I activated the Administrator account and tried joining the domain.
    I also tried to join using different domain admin accounts.
    The weird thing is that I can join the domain just fine with an XP PC (in fact it was an XP install on a Mac!).

    I get the same account creation and disable when I join using the Vista machine.
    The time on both are the same (as well as the date!).
    They are both on the same LAN (so no routing/VLAN issues).

    Now I think I have covered all the possible suggestions so if anyone has any other ideas please let me know.

    BTW I searched the event logs of the Vista machine AND the server and NOTHING is logged that has any relevance to this error. Another annoyance....






    Ace Fekay [MCT] wrote:

    Re: Specified server cannot perform requested operation - joining domain
    13-Sep-09




    I didn't go back to see the whole thread, since all we see in the Microsoft
    Newsgroups (where Techarena posts and pulls posts from), is just this post
    and Petrus4's post, but what I can say, if your machines, that is all
    machines (DCs, member servers, TS, client machines, etc) have any other DNS
    address in their IP properties other than the internal DNS that hosts the AD
    zone, then I can understand why you are having problems.

    ISA complicates things as well.

    Other scenarios that will cause this issue:

    Multihomed DCs (more than one NIC and/or IP address) as well as RRAS
    installed on any of the DCs.
    AD DNS Single Label Name domain name ("domain" vs the minimal requirement of
    "domain.something").
    Third party firewalls installed on the DCs or clients.
    Third party security and/or AV software that is misconfigured and blocking
    necessary ports or apps.
    Improper routing (whether within the infrastructure, VLANs misconfigured, or
    using VM).

    Ace

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    Microsoft Certified Trainer

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    http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.

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    Dan Hinde, Oct 7, 2009
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  8. Dan,

    The big question is how you are attempting to join it to the domain? Are you
    using the NetBIOS name ("domain")? Or are you using the FQDN (domain.net,
    domain.local, etc)? Vista does things a little differently when it comes to
    the DNS client-resolution process.

    Is the DC multihomed, or does it have RRAS installed on it? If so, when the
    client queries DNS for a DC in the domain, it may be getting the outside IP
    or one of the RRAS IPs, which the client machine cannot connect to.

    You stated you added only the DC as DNS. Was it configured differently prior
    to that, such as using an ISP, the router or some other exernal DNS?

    Is the DC only using itself as DNS (if one DC), or itself, then a partner DC
    as the second entry (recommended)?

    Any errors on the DC?


    Ace
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Oct 7, 2009
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  9. Is there a question in this or are you just posting for others in the event
    they have a similar issue?

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    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Jan 12, 2010
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