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    Win7 cant join domain No network access - Very weird!

    playing with windows 7 I maanaged to get the following done.

    Install 7
    Run windows update
    Join Domain
    Apply various GP's
    Install software (from the network)

    However, now i have semi-no access to the network at all.

    When I log the machine on with a test user it complains that It cant find my redirected desktop and doesnt map any drives. I cant access the internet or manually map any drives at all. The machine was getting an address from DHCP

    So, I remove the machine from the domain and attempt to re-join. It wont let me. Says that an AD controller cant be contacted.

    I can ping the IP of both of my DC's fine. I can NSLOOKUP the IP's and it brings back the FQDN for both DC's fine...

    Whats going on?

    Windows firewall is turned off, all the features in homework group thingy are set to allow..

    I just dont get why this machine suddenly wont see the network when everything is pingable...
    Last edited by jamin100; 22nd May 2012 at 11:07 AM.

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    ip6 disabled?

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    Yup, both on the servers and on the W7 machine
    Machine is still picking up the same IP4 from DHCP too.
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    then rationally the GP or software is interfering.

    Try moving it a different ou?
    if the problem is still present
    Try resinatlling the above steps you have mentioned, without installing the software ?

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    Run windows update
    Join Domain
    between these steps did you reboot? could be a updated network driver being pulled from windows updates.

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    We had a similar thing to this a few months ago.

    The problem turned out to be a faulty piece of software which was being applied by Group Policy. The culprit software worked fine on WinXp, but had very strange problems on Win 7.

    May be worth checking.

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Yup, both on the servers and on the W7 machine
    Machine is still picking up the same IP4 from DHCP too.
    Its not actually advised to disable IP v6 it can break other things. Exchange is an example of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    We had a similar thing to this a few months ago.

    The problem turned out to be a faulty piece of software which was being applied by Group Policy. The culprit software worked fine on WinXp, but had very strange problems on Win 7.

    May be worth checking.

    Andrew
    Great - I just ran the usual software installation script which installed lots of different titles and it started acting weird during the middle of that so that may be the culprit. Just need to narrow it down I guess.

    Can you remember what software it was for you on the off chance it may be the same here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydis View Post
    between these steps did you reboot? could be a updated network driver being pulled from windows updates.
    Yes it probably rebooted several times

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Great - I just ran the usual software installation script which installed lots of different titles and it started acting weird during the middle of that so that may be the culprit. Just need to narrow it down I guess.

    Can you remember what software it was for you on the off chance it may be the same here?
    I can't remember the exact software, but I am pretty sure it was someting in Science - maybe something to do with electronic microscopes or something like that. I will see if I can find a specific name for you.

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    I can't remember the exact software, but I am pretty sure it was someting in Science - maybe something to do with electronic microscopes or something like that. I will see if I can find a specific name for you.

    Andrew
    Hmmm, the only thing I can think of like that would be our visualiser software
    EDIT: Well just uninstalled that and restarted and it still doesnt work so its not that...
    Really dont want to have to bin this installation and start from scratch but it looks like i may have too
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    I would recommend disabling DHCP Server IPv6, as you're just going to use IPv4. I agree with others though that the DHCP client should be left alone so it can support IPv4 and IPv6.

    I also agree with some network drivers from Windows Update being dodgy, although it was more of an issue on XP rather than 7. It's easy enough to roll back the driver if it has installed an updated version.

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    Reinstall the network driver maybe?

    I had a pc which didnt like a dhcp address

    Reinstalled Driver - Nothing
    Reimaged = Nothing
    Changed cables = nothing
    Differnt Comp = Worked
    New Motherboard from Dell = Nothing

    Now im building it up running windows 7. And it all works...

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    Common Network Fix

    A Common Fix for a lot of network issues that are a result of a software install is the following Command Line:

    Code:
    netsh winsock reset
    Commonly Antivirus software, such as sophos, avg etc interfere with the network cards and can cause semi-networked states, whereby you can see servers, but have weird issues such as being unable to join the domain, but it certainly hasn't been limited to just AV applications. I've seen network cards fail because of all sorts of applications.

    Go to your command prompt and type in the above command line and restart your computer. It's not always 100% but you might be surprised, can't tell you how many times this has sorted out weird network issues with clients.

    Give it a try.

    Note: This resets layer 3 protocols, giving your network card a nice refresh. Removing corrupt data (if any) potentially caused by hardware or software installations not officially compatible with your version of Windows O/S.

    References: CCNA, Microsoft.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEvans View Post
    A Common Fix for a lot of network issues that are a result of a software install is the following Command Line:

    Code:
    netsh winsock reset
    Commonly Antivirus software, such as sophos, avg etc interfere with the network cards and can cause semi-networked states, whereby you can see servers, but have weird issues such as being unable to join the domain, but it certainly hasn't been limited to just AV applications. I've seen network cards fail because of all sorts of applications.

    Go to your command prompt and type in the above command line and restart your computer. It's not always 100% but you might be surprised, can't tell you how many times this has sorted out weird network issues with clients.

    Give it a try.

    Note: This resets layer 3 protocols, giving your network card a nice refresh. Removing corrupt data (if any).

    References: CCNA, Microsoft.com
    You may friend are a bloody genius!
    Worked

    Going to do a bit of google'ing to try and figure out whats gone wrong there!

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