Joining a Machine to a Windows Domain that won't Budge

12. October 2006 04:57 by Csaborio in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
During our VT labs, we are constantly messing around with domain controllers due to the fact that in order for Virtual Server's API and Carmine to work correctly, the hosts need to be on the same domain.

Everything has worked quite fine until a day in which we were trying to add a machine the domain we had.  I got the following message:

The system cannot log you on due to the following error:
The specified domain either does exist or could not be contacted.

Please try again or consult your system administrator.

Hmmm...well...trying again certainly did not work and we are our own sys admins ;)  I sent a desperate cry for help to our awesome Virtua team, and Jose hinted me on how to fix it.

All it takes is to change the Primary DNS of the machine that won't logon to the IP address of the domain controller.  Doing this fixed the issue.

As far as why this works, I really don't know and to a certain extent, I am not sure I want to. :D

Hope this helps someone in distress in the future!