win2000 adv.. server problems

nfixit2004

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I am currently running windows 2000 advance server (dns,dhcp,routing is all installed). but when I try to join my laptop(running winxp pro) to the domain I get this error message > The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "...." > The specified server cannot perform the requested operation <

I need help asap
Nfixit
 

cleverhandle

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You need to give a lot more information if you want a solution. Check out your event logs - there will likely be numerous errors that might provide a clue. The stock answer to Active Directory problems is that your DNS is probably not correct. So I'd check to make sure the laptop's name is being properly registered in DNS as a starting point.
 

watts3000

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Reboot your server also make sure that your account has domain admin rights added to your account. Also perform a nslookup to see if you are resolving dns internally and also check to see if you are passing down the right setting in dhcp.