Problem connecting computer to a domain

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by krishna, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. krishna


    Apr 2, 2014
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    We have 4 computers that are connected to a domain. We used to have a server, but not any more. One of the computers started coming up with an error message claiming that it was running a counterfeit version of windows (which it wasn't). The only solution Microsoft offered was to reinstall Windows, which I did.

    The computer is now working fine, running XP Pro with all updates. It can access the internet; it can ping other computers on the network, but I can't get it to join the domain. Error message reads "A domain controller could not be contacted" and the further details window states that "DNS does not exist". Yet I have set up all addresses the same way as on the other computers.

    I have been told that because we don;t have a server, it can't join a domain; yet all the other computers seem to be on the domain.

    Any thoughts?
    krishna, Apr 2, 2014
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  2. krishna


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    Elizabeth23, Apr 2, 2014
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