The "vastool join" command hangs indefinitely. Running the "vastool join" in debug mode shows the join is hanging at the point of:
"vas_daemon_is_running_by_name: executing daemon check command "ps -e | grep [v]asd"
Check the hosts option in your "name service switch" file, if wins is listed please remove it and re-try the join. Wins may be re-added after the join if required (Please note that wins is usually added by Samba).
To run a vastool join in debug mode please run vastool with the -d5 option.
# /opt/quest/bin/vastool -d5 -u administrator join yourdomain.com
The location of the "name service switch" file is dependent on OS, common locations are listed below.