Error,'Failed to verify the entered domain name,' when attempting a domain discovery of a Windows 2008 R2


Unable to discover computers from a Windows 2008 R2 domain.

Error Message

Failed to verify the entered domain name.


Computer Browser Service is  disabled by default install of Windows 2008 R2.


Workaround: See if enabling the computer browser service is possible.

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There are currently no plans to address this issue by way of a patch or hotfix in the current or previous versions of the software at the present time. This issue may be resolved in a future major revision of the software at a later time. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please see
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Customers experiencing this issue are encouraged to contact Symantec Technical Support as data is still being collected to assist in resolving this issue.

Applies To

SSR-MS VERSION:    10.0.0
SMP version: 7.1.5359
SMP SERVER OS and SERVICE PACK: Windows 2008 R2 SP0 / 6.1.7600   
Domain Controller SERVER OS and SERVICE PACK: Windows 2008 R2 SP0 / 6.1.7600

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