Thursday, April 30, 2015

Workstation Unable to Join Domain

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I had a computer that would not join a domain. No matter what I tried, it would come back with "The following error has occurred when trying to join the "" domain: network path not found."  I tried just about everything I came across while searching on Google:
  • Disable Windows Firewall
  • Run ipconfig /registerdns
  • Run dcdiag on the domain controller
  • Verify FSMO roles of the domain controller
  • Verify reverse lookup zone in DNS
  • Ping 
  • Verify in DNS
So what I finally did was these three things (in this order)
  1. Run "sfc /scannow"
  2. Run "netsh int ip reset"
  3. Run "netsh winsock reset"
  4. Run "ipconfig /registerdns"
And after a reboot, the computer joined the domain without any problem. Too bad the client ended up not needing this workstation and it went back into the closet.


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