Cannot join domain...very odd

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  1. MLT-TECH

    MLT-TECH Guest

    Cannot join domain...very odd

    I am trying to get two XP SP2 workstations to connect to a domain called
    test.local. Their IP is 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.3 (static). Their gateway
    is left blank and their DNS entered is the IP address of the Domain
    Controller hosting the test.local domain being 192.168.0.1.....but when I
    try to connect these workstations to this domain the below error is being
    encountered:


    Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are
    not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received
    this information, which has been recorded in the file
    C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

    The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location
    (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain
    test.local:

    The error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."
    (error code 0x000005B4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)

    The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.test.local

    The DNS servers used by this computer for name resolution are not
    responding. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the
    following IP addresses:

    192.168.0.1

    Verify that this computer is connected to the network, that these are the
    correct DNS server IP addresses, and that at least one of the DNS servers is
    running.

    For more information on how to correct this problem, click Help.


    In the past these two workstations were connected to a different domain
    however at this moment they are set on a workgroup. These PCs don't have any
    firewall software installed and other workstations can connect to the domain
    without problems so the problem is related with these two particular
    machines. Formatting the machines is not an option as they have a lot of
    applications installed and data stored.

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    regards
     
    MLT-TECH, May 20, 2009
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  2. MLT-TECH

    JohnB Guest

    So you're trying to join those PC's to the domain?

    Is DNS working correctly, for those 2 PC's? Can they ping the DC by host
    name?
    Usually, problems related to joining a domain are DNS related.
    Did you try the fully qualified domain name, when adding it to the domain?
     
    JohnB, May 20, 2009
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  3. The error message seems pretty straightforward to me:

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    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

    MS WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
    My Websites: http://www.onsitechsolutions.com;
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    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], May 20, 2009
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  4. MLT-TECH

    MLT-TECH Guest

    But they can ping eachother...and other workstations are connected ....what
    do you make out of this?

    also all devices are connected to the same network switch and there are no
    VLANs set
     
    MLT-TECH, May 21, 2009
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  5. MLT-TECH

    MLT-TECH Guest

    THE FOLLOWING ARE THE RESULTS OF THE NETDIAG AND DCDIAG COMMANDS.



    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>dcdiag

    Domain Controller Diagnosis

    Performing initial setup:
    Done gathering initial info.

    Doing initial required tests

    Testing server: Default-First-Site\SERVER-A
    Starting test: Connectivity
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test Connectivity

    Doing primary tests

    Testing server: Default-First-Site\SERVER-A
    Starting test: Replications
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test Replications
    Starting test: NCSecDesc
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test NCSecDesc
    Starting test: NetLogons
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test NetLogons
    Starting test: Advertising
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test Advertising
    Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
    Starting test: RidManager
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test RidManager
    Starting test: MachineAccount
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test MachineAccount
    Starting test: Services
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test Services
    Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test ObjectsReplicated
    Starting test: frssysvol
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test frssysvol
    Starting test: frsevent
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test frsevent
    Starting test: kccevent
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test kccevent
    Starting test: systemlog
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test systemlog
    Starting test: VerifyReferences
    ......................... SERVER-A passed test VerifyReferences

    Running partition tests on : TAPI3Directory
    Starting test: CrossRefValidation
    ......................... TAPI3Directory passed test
    CrossRefValidation

    Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
    ......................... TAPI3Directory passed test CheckSDRefDom

    Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
    Starting test: CrossRefValidation
    ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test
    CrossRefValidation

    Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
    ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

    Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
    Starting test: CrossRefValidation
    ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test
    CrossRefValidation

    Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
    ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

    Running partition tests on : Schema
    Starting test: CrossRefValidation
    ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation
    Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
    ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom

    Running partition tests on : Configuration
    Starting test: CrossRefValidation
    ......................... Configuration passed test
    CrossRefValidation
    Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
    ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom

    Running partition tests on : test
    Starting test: CrossRefValidation
    ......................... test passed test CrossRefValidation
    Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
    ......................... test passed test CheckSDRefDom

    Running enterprise tests on : test.local
    Starting test: Intersite
    ......................... test.local passed test Intersite
    Starting test: FsmoCheck
    ......................... test.local passed test FsmoCheck

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>






    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>netdiag

    .....................................

    Computer Name: SERVER-A
    DNS Host Name: SERVER-A.test.local
    System info : .
    Processor : .
    List of installed hotfixes :



    Netcard queries test . . . . . . . : Passed



    Per interface results:

    Adapter : Local Area Connection

    Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

    Host Name. . . . . . . . . : SERVER-A
    IP Address . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway. . . . . . :
    Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1


    AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

    Default gateway test . . . : Skipped
    [WARNING] No gateways defined for this adapter.

    NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed
    [WARNING] At least one of the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03>
    'Messenge
    r Service', <20> 'WINS' names is missing.
    No remote names have been found.

    WINS service test. . . . . : Skipped
    There are no WINS servers configured for this interface.


    Global results:


    Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed


    NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently configured:
    NetBT_Tcpip_{4DEC3CD9-D252-4A71-2E13-B55F19EFFP04}
    1 NetBt transport currently configured.


    Autonet address test . . . . . . . : Passed


    IP loopback ping test. . . . . . . : Passed


    Default gateway test . . . . . . . : Failed

    [FATAL] NO GATEWAYS ARE REACHABLE.
    You have no connectivity to other network segments.
    If you configured the IP protocol manually then
    you need to add at least one valid gateway.


    NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    [WARNING] You don't have a single interface with the <00> 'WorkStation
    Servi
    ce', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names defined.


    Winsock test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    PASS - All the DNS entries for DC are registered on DNS server
    '192.168.0.1' and other DCs also have some of the names registered.


    Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir
    NetBT_Tcpip_{4DEC3CD9-D252-4A71-2E13-B55F19EFFP04}
    The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser
    NetBT_Tcpip_{4DEC3CD9-D252-4A71-2E13-B55F19EFFP04}
    The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.


    DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Passed


    DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Skipped


    Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    WAN configuration test . . . . . . : Skipped
    No active remote access connections.


    Modem diagnostics test . . . . . . : Passed

    IP Security test . . . . . . . . . : Skipped

    Note: run "netsh ipsec dynamic show /?" for more detailed information


    The command completed successfully

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
     
    MLT-TECH, May 21, 2009
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  6. MLT-TECH

    NeWGeeK Guest

    having same problem very similar...!!



     
    NeWGeeK, May 21, 2009
    #6
  7. I don't make anything out of that. PING is capable of resolving IP Addresses
    from the NetBIOS Name Cache.
    Which has absolutely nothing to do with the functionality of your DNS
    SERVER.

    I'm not even saying it *is* your DNS Server. I'm just saying the error
    message is pretty straightforward, and that's where you should start looking
    for problems.

    Have you confirmed =100%= functionality in your DNS?


    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

    MS WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
    My Websites: http://www.onsitechsolutions.com;
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
     
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], May 21, 2009
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  8. So, there's no default gateway. Is this DNS Server configured as a =ROOT=
    server? If not, and without a Default Gateway, how is this DNS Server
    supposed to resolve Internet based addresses?
    See.... :)
    That's probably not a good thing, either.


    Although, in all fairness, the *original* error was a TIMEOUT error:
    TIMEOUT errors are typically caused by network overloads, server overloads,
    or micro-duration transient outages.

    After confirming that all DNS Servers in the domain do contain a properly
    formed SRV record for the test.local domain, conduct some testing. See if
    you can duplicate the error. If you can, troubleshoot the cause. If you
    cannot, then press on with life and chalk this up to one of those things
    that happens.




    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

    MS WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
    My Websites: http://www.onsitechsolutions.com;
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
     
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], May 21, 2009
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