Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Unable to create offline join information" on joining domain from Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Server 2008 R2 machine

Joining domain you may enter correct domain and administrator account data, but finally get an error:

"Unable to create offline join information"

View into ADSI users and computers applet on the domain controller shows, that computer account was created and is already listed, but the victim machine still isn’t joined to domain.

(Possible) resolution: check for any anti virus software running on the machine to be joined. In our case it was McAfee – once we’ve disabled it, the join succeeded immediately, and we enjoy Smile

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for save my life xD

Anonymous said...

Verified here too!
McAfee is the culprit!

Anonymous said...

another successful domain join after stopping McAfee services

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the tip. McAfee here in my case as well. Disabled it and right back on the domain!!