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    DHCP Configuration + DNS

    Hi all,
    I have installed DHCP and configured ti but when i try to join a vista PC to the domain I get the following error: "An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined failed. Please verify this client is configured ro reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain" Any help much appreciated.

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    Re: DHCP Configuration + DNS

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by joeperez on 13-Sep-07 08:24. Added Vista footnotes link)</P>Which version of Vista are you running? Only Business, Ultimate, & Enterprise can join domains. See Windows Vista Footnotes for more information about feature/edition limtations.

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    Re: DHCP Configuration + DNS

    I am running Windows Vista Business. I have successfully joined a windows 2000 machine but not vista business.

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    Re: DHCP Configuration + DNS

    are you sure you spelled the domain name correctly? Are you using a user account that has permissions to join the domain? What server OS are you running? Are the Vist PC and server up-to-date with MS patches?

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    Re: DHCP Configuration + DNS

    I did spell the domain nme correctly as it promts for user name and password and I did type in the correct adminsitrators password. The Server is Windows 2003 RC2 Server and it has all the updates. Vista machine is also all up to date.

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    Re: DHCP Configuration + DNS

    cheers guys it worked.

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    Re: DHCP Configuration + DNS

    Joe,
    It only works if you specify the DNS address on the network connection, otherwise it does not.
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    Re: DHCP Configuration + DNS

    Terrific!!! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>. Glad you figured it out.

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    Re: DHCP Configuration + DNS

    Forgot to mention that I had to modify the forward zone in DNS server, e.g. test to test.local.

    Cheers again

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