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I am having problem getting my win xp pro to join the domain of my win server 2003. the error i am getting is the DNs is not registered can you help please

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While configuring DNS server it will be under workgroup unless u make a member of the Domain. Check whether the DNS server made a member to DC. Check even the pref DNS server ip is similar as in case of a client.

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You need to ensure your DNS server is the first in the workstation's DNS list.

Does this help?

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If not you MUST have a user account you are using on the server.
You can try to connect using the IP address of the server as such:
Go to then type \\Serverip\c$ it should then ask for credentials
If not then your server is not on the network properly and you should contact a consultant in your area to configure the server

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You can do a lot with this operating system.

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I hope is useful to you and your friends

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Installed Windows server 2000/2003/2008 on server PC
Set IP address as
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Client setting
Set IP address as
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      Primary DNS  :
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Well i'm just going to start where i would start. First off, how do your machines on the network get their IP? DHCP?

Is the first listed DNS server the AD server?

Also make sure your using case sensitive domain information when your trying to connect. It is rare but i have had that be my trouble.

I have remote software available and would love to help you fix this hands on if possible. I live for network problems ;)

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