Windows 7 Ultimate client can’t see Windows 2000 Active Directory Domain Controller server

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I am trying to join a Win7 Ultimate client to a Win2K ADDC domain. The Win7 receives it's DHCP info correctly, and sees everything on the domain (printer, wifi router, satelite router) but it does not see the Win2k server nor the Win2k Pro box on the network. When attempting to join the domain, the error message is that the Win7 box can not find an ADDC controller. I have tried to upgrade to Win2K3 server, but am getting the same fault. What do I need to do????
ASKED: August 20, 2010  7:43 PM
UPDATED: August 22, 2010  7:58 AM

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  • Technochic
    What was it you attempted to update to 2K3? And you say you attempted to upgrade, were you unsuccessful? Or was the upgrade successful but you got the same error for the windows 7 machine? Please clarify, thanks.
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  • Tekeek
    You might as well upgrade to 2008 Server. I doubt you will have issues then. I have been unsuccessfully at getting Win 7 to share with a Win XP system, so it is no surprise to me that Win 7 will not talk with a Win2K server or 2003
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  • Tekeek
    You could try the following links info to see if any of there steps would help. Its 2008 server but you never know.. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/thread/59d76080-8be8-4d62-8423-66eafca33274 this one relates to 2000 and Win7 http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/thread/d538ad76-4089-4b41-b24f-08169548d5e2
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  • Ray3825
    Sorry that I wasn't clear. I took an old box meeting minimum requirements and put Win2k3 Server on it, configured DNS, Active Directory and DHCP and put it on the network in place of the Win2k Server. The Win2k3 server appears to be working. The Win7 client does not see the server on the network, although it does receive it's DHCP configuration information. When I try to join the domain, the message that I get is that there is no Active Directory domain controller.
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