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can't join domain contoso RRS feed

  • Question

  • Right, I started revising for 70-640 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory. To do this, I installed Windows Server 2008 on my computer, created a domain called contoso. So far, I have followed the book with practises etc and no problem. Now, I used Vmware workstation to install ServerCore as I didnt have another computer to work with and the problem I am having here is, I cant join "contoso" domain. I have set ipv4 static ips without a problem but cannnot join domain and i am guessing its a network issue, vmware not allowing connection between Server01 and Server02 so i hoped I could use some help here.

    Setup
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    Server01 (Windows Server 2008 installed on vmware workstation)
    Server02 (Server Core installed using vmware workstation)

    command i used - netdom join %computername% /domain:contoso.com /userd:administrator /passwordd:*

    when i use this command, i get an error saying cannot find domain

    how can I fix this?

    All help appreciated

    mbasha
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:07 PM

Answers

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    It works now!!i just had to add the DNS server before joining the domain!!

    Uupps great job from johan zetterstrom

    Thanks for the help 


    mbasha
    • Marked as answer by Mbasha Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:20 AM
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:20 AM

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  • This question may be moved to Windows Server 2008, part of the community?

    Have you checked the settings for DNS?
    • netsh interface ipv4 show config
    to add a DNS server
    • netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name="<interface name>" address=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Index=1
    to add a secondary DNS change Index to 2

     

    maybe a firewall issue


    / Kind Regards Johan Zetterström
    • Proposed as answer by KazzanMVP Sunday, January 15, 2012 12:54 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 7:17 AM
  •  

    It works now!!i just had to add the DNS server before joining the domain!!

    Uupps great job from johan zetterstrom

    Thanks for the help 


    mbasha
    • Marked as answer by Mbasha Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:20 AM
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:20 AM
  • Hey guys, i'm stuck in this step too, but the problem is different,

    when i send the command netdom join SERVER02 /domain:contoso.com /userd:administrator /passwordd:*

    i get the message "Logon failure unknow user name or bad password"

    I'm pretty confident that the password is correct, maybe the username is wrong? i tried also

    netdom join SERVER02 /domain:contoso.com /userd:CONTOSO\administrator /passwordd:*

    but didn't work

    same problem when i try to do this using the Server configuration tools

    Any advise?

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:20 PM
  • Problem solved, i think the problem was some symbol inside the password (the | i think)

    i have changed the password and then all worked fine

    Sorry for the up :D

    cheers

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:34 PM
  • Had the same issue until a friend told me to use the command "netdom join %computername% /domain:contoso.com /userd:administrator /passwordd:" In the Microsoft 70-640 training book their command the just stopped at "netdom join %computername% /domain:contoso.com"


    Monday, August 13, 2012 3:22 PM