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Why won't my Windows 2000 Pro client join the domain?

I have two questions:
1. While joining one of my Windows 2000 Pro clients to a domain, it says "domain not found" or "invalid domain," whereas all other clients joined the domain.

2. How can I implement a logon script for users in Windows 2000 Server? Can I have a sample script with instructions please?

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1. Check the client's IP configuration, especially assigned IP address and subnet. Check that the correct NIC driver is installed, that the NIC is functioning, and that the cable is properly connected. Try pinging other systems and try pinging the client from other systems. If the problem persists, re-install the client.

2. See;en-us;324803. For examples, search on "logon scripts" at

This was first published in December 2003

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