I installed windows server 2003 on my laptop using vmware and also installed xp pro using vmware on my desktop pc .. I have setup a domain using the Server 2003 wizard but when I try to set up the XP machine to join the domain (called ABCD.edu), I get "A domain controller for the domain ABCD could not be contacted." how i can fix this problem?
After 10 hours of searching and testing I solved this Problem.
This Problem can Happens for 2 reasons :
1- Bridge Problem.. before installing Windows Server you should check the Network adapter in vmware and I prefer check customize then choose "vm0" if your connection is wired then in advanced setting choose the NIC that the "vm0" will take.
2- Firewall problem... Not only windows firewall but even the firewall of anti virus you have.. in my situation I have Bitdefender internet Security 2015 and when i Disabled its firewall, The problem solved directly.