so one of the employees here got a virus on their computer forcing me to reformat that shit. so after finding all the right drivers (no oem installation disk for this dell, and almost no documentation) setting local security policy’s and configuring tcp/ip settings i am having the strangest issue’s joining this workstation to the network.
yesterday when i was trying it i kept getting errors and the dll32 service would crash everytime i entered my domain admin info to join the domain, that window would freeze without taking any computer resources and then crash. so i gave up last night and tried again this morning… and now it keeps saying the domain controller for my domain can’t be reached… so i go in to start pinging that server and even though the computer is connected to the internet my ping’s are only going through like 30% of the time, the rest are timing out.
the domain controller is a windows 2003 small business server, the network is a fully switched office network and the wall jack i’m attempting to connect from has been live in the past (and it is still able to ping from time to time).
so yeah i’m completely stumped -_-;