Network Location Cannot Be Found (Joining AD Domain)

 

Problem: Network Location Cannot Be Found

When attempting to join the domain the following message appears:

network_domain_join_error1

When this occurs you cannot browse to the UNC path of the domain controller and cannot reach SYSVOL

Solution: Add Client For Microsoft Networks

Browse to control panel and click network and sharing center (or run ncpa.cpl)

Right click your network adapter and go to properties

Ensure that the Client for Microsoft Network is enabled and installed, if it is unchecked tick the checkbox, if it is not present choose install then select client and choose client for Microsoft networks.

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