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I am trying to get my Windows 7 PC to join the LDAP domain (Samba). I have a bunch of computers that join correctly and that all works fine. I am now configuring a new computer to join the domain, but it doesn't work.

What I have tried: Go to System settings

  1. In Tab "Computer Name", I click "Change"
  2. I update the computer name and select the domain (I checked with other PCs and the name is correct)
  3. Click OK, I get my login screen for a user that can add computers
  4. Click OK, and I get the message "The given domain does not exist or cannot contact it".

(I have a Dutch Windows, so the translations might not be verbatim to what an English Windows would say).

I know the network connection is OK, because internet works fine (am typing this question on said computer).

How can I get this computer on my domain?

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Is the DNS of the computer properly set to an internal server, so the domain controller can be resolved? – Gene Dec 4 '12 at 12:20
Yes. I had to fix a few registry settings to get it working: almost at the bottom. It works now. – Bart Friederichs Dec 4 '12 at 14:02

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