When trying to add a new Windows Vista (hqseven) machine to a Windows 2008
network I get the following error message... "An attempt to resolve the DNS
name of a DC in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client
is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target
domain." In the past year, I have added two XP, one Windows 7, and another
Vista box to the domain. I am not sure why I can't add my new Windows Vista
I am able to get on the internet with the Vista PC. I can RDP to the DC
(hqserver64) or any client. (using host name or static ip) I am also able to
ping the domain controller (DC) or any other computer on my network using
After initial info search I did find the following error message when doing
an nslookup from my new vista box.
mydomainname is a pseudonym.
*** hqserver64.mydomainname.net can't find mydomainname: Server failed.
I do not understand why I am suddenly getting these error messages when I
have been able to join this domain in the past.