We have an existing Windows Server 2003 domain and several other computers are on that network (i.e., we have Windows Server 2008 member servers, other Windows Server 2003 member servers, Windows 7 and XP workstations, and even a Windows 2000 Server member server). Everything has been working fine until this first Windows Server 2012 server.
We need to add this Windows Server 2012 server as a member server to our exist domain. We do not want it to be a domain controller, not even a backup domain controller - just another server on the network.
When we try to add it to the domain using the standard Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog from System Properties, it can never find the domain controller. We get the message "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted." Of course, the domain is online and all networking is fine, and we're using Administrator (domain and local Administrator user accounts), but ... nothing.
Is there some "trick" to adding a Windows Server 2012 server as a member server to an existing domain?
What else can I try?