1. I am attempting to join the domain.
2. There is no DHCP running. All are configured with static ip address.
3. I configured the desktop with the ip addresses that was assigned. i also configured dns and gateways on the desktop. However when i do a nslookup on the destop i get the default server of the ISP provider. This is the confussing part and probably the reason i cant connect to the server. How would i take care of this problem?
I CANNOT ping from the server to the desktop. I CAN ping from the desktop to the server.
are you attempting to join the domain or just connect?
is the server set up for dhcp?
are you connected to the same local network? if so, can you ping the client machine from the server?
download ethereal. it is a free network analyzer. install it on both the server and client to view traffic in/out.