Scenario: When trying to join a domain with any windows flacour pc or server sometimes you will get the following ambigious error. The network is UP, the machine is pingable and DNS resolves as expected.
Error Message: The Following error occured attempting to join the domain “”: The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help.
Solution: Ensure that client for microsoft networks is ticked / enabled under the proprties of the ‘domain’ network interface card
Guys I sent a day on it.. at the end it was the machine did not have “Client for Microsoft Network”
Not sure I follow, isn’t that what the article says? 🙂
Thanks a ton. It works
Excellent, saved my day.
Thank you! Spent a whole day on this and after trying many other suggestions found yours and it fixed after a reboot.
It worked for me as well, but I spent lot of time on it, it seems a malware manupulation.
Thanks it worked with me but my machine need a restart first
i was using Win 2008R2 64bit
Hi Sir.. Thank you so much.. It successfully applied on “Windows 7 64 bit” with 8GB RAM. _/_
Tt’s worked thanks
it worked, Thanks 🙂
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Yes, It worked for me. Thanks. 🙂
Tank you so much, in a single line problem has rectified,
am also getting the same error also enable “client for microsoft networks”
please share any other solutions
Can you confirm you can contact the domain? Is your local DNS setup correctly? Can you ping the NETBIOS name of the FQDN of the domain name?
For example: if you domain is home.local from a command prompt window can you ping both “home” and “home.local”?
Thank You So Much.. Helpful… Saved my day..
If the client for microsoft network is visible and checked and you still can’t rejoin the domain do the following:
click on client for microsoft networks and uninstall this
reboot the machine
go back to the properties of your network card and click install, client , reinstall the client for microsoft networks
reboot the machine
try to rejoin the domain
did the trick for me