Scenario: When trying to join a domain with any windows flacour pc or server sometimes you will get the following ambigious error. The network is UP, the machine is pingable and DNS resolves as expected.
Error Message: The Following error occured attempting to join the domain “”: The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help.
Solution: Ensure that client for microsoft networks is ticked / enabled under the proprties of the ‘domain’ network interface card