Joining new Windows 7 profile to domain.
Just had some issues joining a new Windows 7 user account to a domain, and got the no Logon servers available error. These are the steps I made to rectify.
Removed the computer account from AD on the server
Enabled the local admin account on the Win 7 machine.
Ran cmd prompt (run as administrator), and entered the following commands:
At the command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes, and then press Enter.
This gave me the error: The password does not meet the password policy requirements error.
I then entered the syntax:
net user administrator "password here"
I then logged off, and tried logging off and back on with the local admin account but it said it was still disabled. I logged back on with the working domain account and entered the following commands:
At the command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes, and then press Enter
This completed successfully, and I was able to log on as local admin. I then removed the pc from the domain, and restarted the PC.
I then logged on as local admin and tried re-joining the domain but got the active directory domain controller could not be contacted error
I then tried pinging the server from the workstation, and it could ping the IP but not the DNS name, revealing a DNS error on the site.
I then added the server as secondary DNS server for the pc (small network, modem router handled DNS and DHCP). Once I did this I could ping the domain name of the server, but still could not join the domain, so I ran ipconfig/flushdns on the workstation. After this I was able to join the PC to the domain.
These above steps can help with Windows 8 and Windows 10 machines also. It is also important to restart the machines if you have any trouble getting the workstation to join.