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Joining SBS 2008 Domain from sub-network

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by greatkalu, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. greatkalu

    greatkalu Thread Starter

    Aug 31, 2012

    I'm new to the boards, so please forgive if I've not respected any rules.

    I have two LANs connected via switches on either end, and a VPN setup over a radio link connection.I don't know anything about the VPN and Router settings. They are all handled by our ISP.

    All I know is that our Domain Controller is in the network. Its IP is

    I want to be able to join machines to this domain from the other network: What I've temporarily done is set the Primary DNS on all remote machines to point to the DC That seems to have solved the File Sharing and Exchange Mail Server (on the DC) issues.

    Everything is working fine. nslookup of computer names returns the correct IP addresses.

    However, when trying to add a computer to the domain from the network, I get the following error:

    On clicking Details:

    Other points to note:

    Machines that were at and were moved to the network are able to log onto the domain. nslookup of any machines on the network will return the correct IP addresses.

    Machines that were not added to the domain, with the same DNS and other TCP/IP settings can ping machines by name (ping computer1.xxx.local), but nslookup doesn't return any IPs.
  2. jmwills


    Sep 28, 2005
    Even though this is really wierd setup, it might work if you make an entry in the hostfile or a static DNS entry in the network config settings.
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