Windows 7 can not joinng to domain but windows Xp does in Virtual Box Manager RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all,

    I need your support and thanks in advance.

    I have installed Windows 7 and Windows 2008 server in a Virtual Box. Windows 2008 server is my Domain Controller and DNS is configured. Please find my configuration below.

    Domain Controller FQDN name - bbi.in

    IP addrees -

    subnet mask-


    Preferred Dns -

    Windows 7  having IP address

    Ping connectivity is working from both end

    My Problem is  my windows 7 machine is not joining to domain.

    while doing Nslookup command from windows 7 command prompt I am getting default server and Ip address of the domain controller.

    I have been trying a lot and did lots of trouble shooting but can not get any solution plz.... help

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:11 PM

All replies

  • I am getting  this Error while join to domain.

    Windows 7 Ultimate version using.


    The following error occurred attempting to join the domain
    An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reach DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target Domain

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:00 AM
  • Hi,

    This error may be caused because the primary domain controller is not specified as the first DNS server in your TCP/IP settings on the system that you’re trying to join to the domain.



    Vivian Wang

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:44 AM
  • Hi Vivian,

    I did as your Instruction but no result..

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:37 PM
  • When you try to join the domain, are you using just "bbi" or are you using "bbi.in" ?

    Jared Hamilton, MCITP Enterprise Administrator

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:43 PM
  • Hi Jared Hamilton,

    When I join the domain I use bbi and and I get authentication asking for user name and password.

    Please find the attached error screen shot

    Friday, November 14, 2014 5:55 PM
  • On Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:55:41 +0000, biswajeetpattnaik wrote:

    When I join the domain I use bbi and and I get authentication asking for user name and password.

    Please find the attached error screen shot<https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/567235><https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/567236>

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    Saturday, November 15, 2014 4:39 AM
  • Try to use the full domain name and see what happens.

    Jared Hamilton, MCITP Enterprise Administrator

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:43 PM