Domain Login problems Windows 7 Professional to Windows Server 2003 R2

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  1. Chiefbob

    Chiefbob New Member

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    Just installed two workstations using W7 Professional. I cannon join the wired network on Windows 2003 R2 server but can access internet and see other computers in network as well as map drives on other computers. Error message refers to not being able to find DNS server.
     
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    Chiefbob:
    Helo and welcome to the forums.
    That is a common problem. And is a result of whatever is handing out DHCP addresses for your network not being configured (scope) to hand out the proper DNS servers (probably your domain controller) for your Domain. Usually this would be configured with having a machine (possibly also the Domain Controller) as the DHCP server for your domain and configuring the scope options to hand out the DNS address with the other DHCP information.
    Alternately you can manually assign static values from within the properties of the client machines network adapter, under Internet Protocol Version 4 properties, to point to your Domain DNS server as the primary (preferred) DNS server and perhaps using either your router or ISP's DNS servers as secondary (alternate) DNS servers.
    Good Luck and keep us posted
    Regards
    Randy
     
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    Thank you, I'll give it a go.
     
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    Thanks and don't forget to post back and let us know how you are progressing with the issue. Always good to know if a solution proves useful or if another solution worked better instead.
    Regards
    Randy
     
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    Thank you Randy. I was able to fix and connect by changing the DNS settings on the windows 7 and all is well. Thanks again.
     
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    You bet. Glad you were able to resolve your problem and Thank You for posting back and updating your thread.
    Hope to continue to see you around the forum.
    Regards
    Randy
     

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