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Q: windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down...

Hello everyone. I really hope that you can help me. You are my last hope.

I maintain about 30 domain computers. Recently when users try to log in on most of them the following error appears frequently:

"Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later. if the message continues to appear, contact your system administrator for assistance."

I have seen that this error appears only in the computers with Windows XP and not in the computers with Windows Vista or 7. We have 2 domain controllers.

Please let me tell you about the ways I tried to resolve this problem and their results:

- on some computers, after several restarts the users are able to log in, but if they restart or shutdown after that the error appears again; this worked for some computers, but I do not know if the error will appear again in the future.
- on some computers, when i disabled the windows firewall or allowed all kind of ICMPs it was resolved, but this did not work for all the computers and I do not know if the error will appear again in the future.
- I unjoined and then rejoined some computers from the domain and it was resolved but after restarting the error appears again.
- If I unplug the network cable the users can log in but after restart the error appears again.
- I have tried to reset the user password and computer on the Active Directory for some users and they were able to log in but after restart the error appeared again; for some other users it did not work at all.

I have also restarted the 2 domain controllers without success.

Also some strange things are happening to some users: Their active desktop and documents are not stored locally, but in a Fileserver that they access immediately upon log in and it looks like they are locally; but some of them are losing ownership on their folders and are not able to access their documents. I had to log in in the fileserver, set the ownership and then the security rights for all the files and folders in order for the user to access his files again.

So , as you see there is a mess here going on. What can I do to resolve this errors and ownership problems? What is wrong with the domain?

Please help me.
Thanks,
Flori

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I have a Machine with windows 7 x64 pro which was connected to a domain controller that is dead and not available anymore.
I want to continue to use this computer standalone and keep all the software and configurations already installed, however i need to change my pass and i am not able to do it getting this msg : configuration
information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied.
How can i solve this (change the pass or copy all the user settings to local) without the domain controller server?
thank you
vitor

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I've been trying to join a new Windows 7 Professional machine to a domain controller running Windows 2003 Server with no luck.  We currently have 4 Windows XP machines running on that domain without any issues, but when I try to add the Windows 7 computer,
here is what happens:

A computer account on the domain could not be found (confirmed it is already there)
I put in the computer name and domain again, and Administrator credentialsNow it tells me: "An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined has failed."
I currently have DNS on the Windows 7 PC set to the Domain Controller and have IPv6 unchecked under Network Properties.  I can even ping the domain name (resolves to IP of the domain controller).  It looks like it can, indeed, find the domain from
the message in step 1, so am I missing something here?
Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Cannot join Windows 7 to domain even after setting DNS to domain controller IP

Hi,
You need flush your DNS cache in client side first.
Then, let?s create the following registry value for a try:
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManWorkstation\Parameters
 
 - Created a DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
 - Created a DWORD DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0
Reboot the machine and check the result again.Alex Zhao
TechNet Community Support

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Windows
2012 

IP settings           172.17.2.36

Subnet mask       255.255.0.0

Gatevay                 172.17.2.1

DNS                       8.8.8.8

                           
     

Windows 7

Obtain
IP address automatically  

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DNS
                       8.8.8.8

 
                                

The
error code reads 

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The
following error occored wen DNS was queried for the servise location (SRV)

resource
record used to locate an Active Directory Domane Controller (AD DC) for Domain

"dalek.local
".

 

the
error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

(error
code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)

 

The
query was for SRV record_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.dalek.local.

the
DNS server used  by this com... Read more

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I am trying to add a win 7 pro pc to a domain and I get this error " an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed"
I am running win server 2003 can anyone help?

A:error an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed

Ok I got it to work I put in the DNSserver address agine same as I did yesterday ( I must have put it in 3 or 4 times) and it din''t work I did it agine today and it worked the frist time. Thank you every one for your help
 
Derrick

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dear all

i have a problem in adding addtional domain controller in my forest domain.

when i try to add additional; domain controller after working few miniutes it gives meessage THE ACTIVE DIRECTORY WIZARD IS UNABLE TO CONVERT THE COMPUTER TO DOMAIN CONTROLLER ACESSES DENIED

ENTER THE USER NAME AND PASSWORD OF AN ACCOUNT WITH SUFFFICIENT PREVILAGE TO CREATE AN ADDITIONA DOMAIN CONTROLLER .

But the user name has full permission he is administrator

please help me
 

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Hello everyone,

So on my work laptop yesterday i got disconnected from the network, and upon trying to reconnect i had internet access but no network access, ran through some diag, was able to ping my other work station, ip,dns and dg where all fine, checked for dns records issue, none found. so i removed it from the domain and tried re-adding it, and this is where the problem is no matter what i do i cannot add this laptop on the domain. i get full internet access on the network but no network access. i know the Dns server is functioning perfectly and cant be the issue, i have also flushed dns, rebuilt tcp/Ip stack and removed all lan and wlan profiles. i am also getting a certificate error when trying to access the network on wlan.

Using my local admin here are some print screens of first the issue when trying to add the laptop back to the domain, then Ping results to my DNS server .

after removing the machine from the domain it now no longer picking up the correct DNS server.

Would assigning a new DNS record resolve the issue???

he following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "bareesc.bareescentuals.com":

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for
_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.bareesc.bareescentuals.com

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A:An active directory domain controller for the domain could not be contacted

Funny enough, we've found a handful of users on our network today unable to access local resources for the same reason!

Your DNS settings are being hijacked. They should point at your DC, but instead are pointed at a malicious DNS server hosted somewhere in Israel. Give your computer a good bath before letting play with the other children again.

We're currently in the process of mediation around here, too.

Hope that helps!

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- Windows 2000 Network. PDC has Win2k Server.
- All Win2k computers can connect to the domain w/o problem
- NT 4.0 (SP6a) machine used to connect fine but can't recently.
- Only recent change to the PDC was the installation of SP4.
- I can ping the PDC by IP address but not by name

Stuff I have tried:
- I tried switching it to a workgroup, rebooting, then switching
them back to the domain but now they give "Unable to connect to
the domain controller for this domain. Have your administrator
check your computer account on the domain." The computer account is on the PDC and a member of "Domain Computers"
and "Pre-Windows 2000 Compatible Access"
- I tried unchecking the "Enable LMHOSTS Lookup" check box in
Network\Protocols -> TCP/IP Protocol -> Properties -> WINS Address, as recommended by MSKB Article 271925 but that did not help.
- I tried changing the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services
\LanManServer\Parameters values for EnableSecuritySignature and RequireSecuritySignature, then restarting Net Logon as recommended by
http://content.techweb.com/winmag/library/1999/0501/sol00074.htm, but that did nothing.
- Lastly I tried what was recommended in MSKB Article 293127 which was:
Change the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurretnControlSet\COntrol\Lsa
\restrictanonymous DWORD value to 0, but I haven't rebooted yet since I don't want to boot everyone else who is currently on the domain... I am not holding ... Read more

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I have an employee that gets this upon every boot on his assigned laptop. I have utterly no idea what it means or how to correct it. Help needed please.
 

A:Error: Domain controller could not be found for the specified domain.

Check the machine account. You might also delete it and recreate it. This may require a domain admin to rejoin the machine to the domain.
 

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Hello,

We have a server set up with serval computers t. I formated a pc that was on the domain and now trying to attach it back to domain and i get the message.

Domain Contriller could not be contacted
I putted all the settings same as the other pc's..

i'm also getting the message " ip adress already in use. but i'm using the same ip as the pc had before i formated the pc. is this the reason that i get the message , Domain Contriller could not be contacted

i also can ping from the pc. to the server

Any Ideas?

thanks for the help
 

A:Problem:A domain controller for the domain could not by contacted

sorry i mean i also get the message " a duplicate name exist on the network"
 

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If I connect vista to a domain cntroller, is their any way that I can display the regular screen?
Not the CTRL ALT Delete login.
I want visual login.

Anything?

A:Connect to Domain Controller questions

Ctrl-Alt-Del (SAS) logon has security benefits over the "pretty" (FUS) non-domain logon UI. That's why the act of joining a domain kicks the machine over to SAS logon... it's considered a corporate machine and that (presumably) means the need to emphasise security.

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How to open OST file if connect with domain controller was lost?

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When I logon to our network I get "Domain controller for this domain could not be found:. The event viewer records event ID 5719 in the system log:
No Windows NT Domain Controller is available for domain PGMS_LAW. (This event is expected and can be ignored when booting with the 'No Net' Hardware Profile.) The following error occurred:
The RPC server is unavailable.
According to MS support the way to resolve this is to disable LMHOSTS lookup box. This was not enable on any machines and now I'm stuck. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Domain controller for this domain could not be found

Simplest thing to try is remove it from the domain (make sure you have a local account with admin rights FIRST). Then re-add it to the domain.
Can you see/use network resources otherwise? Are the lights on on the NIC? Have you tried a different cable/network port?
Maybe remove/re-add the NIC. Check all the properties, correct IP/subnet/gateway/etc.......
 

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Hi all - I have a problem with my domain.

I have 1 domain "europe1" with the PDC in the UK.
I have 2 bdc's for europe1 in the a location in france.

europe1 is the accounts domain and is trusted by lots of resource domains.

The problem is this : Open user manager for domains on either one of the BDC's, it tries to retrive the list of users but gives the error "cannot find a domain controller for this domain".
If I try to retrieve a list of users from any one of the trusting domains it works no problem.

As a test we built a new bdc and it worked with no problems.

Any idea's what is wrong with our original BDC's ??

Thanks in advance
 

A:Cannot find domain controller for this domain

Have you done the standard what I term Microsoft solutions.

Reapply service pack the BDC's
Apply the latest Network card driver and reapply the service pack.

Only other thing I can think to check is can the BDC's resolve the PDC computer name.

Hope this is some what helpful.

Scott
 

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I'm not finding good information regarding best practices on OUTBOUND firewall configuration for Active Domain Controllers. I suppose this wasn't a problem until we installed an
Azure ATP sensor. We have our DC's on prem by the way.

What happened is we got a complaint from another ISP, saying they are seeing our server's IP address sending some kind of packet to machines on their network, and they think our server may malicious or part of
a botnet.

It was very concerning to confirm that yes, in fact our domain controller is making strange connections to external IP addresses on these ports (why would our DC need to connect to port 3389 on anything? And what's it trying to do connecting to port 135 on
an external server? This was quite worrisome at first)


Well after investigating further, I found out the packets (SYN packets) were being sent from a process called "Microsoft.Tri.Sensor.exe" and that led me to this post:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/55244706-115b-4b57-bfde-ef7e5defc4ea/ataatp-sensor-opening-rdp-sessions-on-3389-why?forum=mata

and then this:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-advanced-threat-protection/atp-nnr-policy


So now I understand that it's trying to learn the remote machine name using name resolution through RDP and SMB(?) protocols, but again this is causing our server(s) to connect to EXTERNAL machines on the Internet on these ports, which does look pretty suspicious
to the other side.

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Hello everyone,

We are running into a somewhat peculiar issue that I have been unable to find any information about and I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction.



Several of our Windows 7 laptops (We're working on moving to W10) have become unable to change the password for a domain account from the Change a Password screen after hitting CTRL ALT DEL. Usually when someone would select to change their password,
it would take them to the text boxes with the domain\username pre-populated, I'm sure you are familiar.

Recently, when following the same steps, an account selection screen comes up with the option to use a smart card or simply type in the username. While we are working on implementing smart cards, they are not yet in use and in fact should not even
show any options for them yet. After opting to type in a user account, rather than populating the username field with domain\username, the field remains blank with grey text saying "provider\user name" instead. If the user types in their domain\username
and attempts to change the password, they get a generic error stating it is unable to change the password.



Users are still able to use a co-workers machine to change their password from the same screen by substituting the username. Most of the affected machines are from users that work in the same team, even though those same users can change their passwords
elsewhere just fine. It appears to be isolated to specific ... Read more

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We have been getting sporadic reports from our users of the error, "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed."  The workaround has been to dejoin and rejoin the domain, but it keeps happening and we need a permanent
fix.  We are primarily a laptop shop.
It has been suggested we disable the automatic machine accouint password change on our domain members in GPO.  While this may be a viable option with relatively low security risks, I'd really like to figure out why it's happening and try to
fix it. 
The machines can lose the trust relationship at random.  It can happen overnight, or after going into hibernation.  I've had it happen to me a few times.  The DCs (we have 2) both show error 5722, but one is spitting out a specific Kerberos
error that the other one is not:

While processing an AS request for target service krbtgt, the account kriegesh did not have a suitable key for generating a Kerberos ticket (the missing key has an ID of 2).
The requested etypes : 18. The accounts available etypes : 23  -133  -128  3  1. Changing or resetting the password of kriegesh will generate a proper key.
My main issue is trying to determine why this continues happening and if we can resolve it without disabling the account password.  If that IS our best option, then so be it.  Any
thoughts are welcome.
Thank you very much in advance!  ~Sarah

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I have a Windows 2000 domain with a single PDC.

Recently I installed another machine as Windows 2000 Server and I want it to be a domain controller.

So I ran the Dcpromo utility and joined it to my present Active Directory and made sure that all objects from the old server were replicated. Then I took the old server offline to see if this new server would take over. But it did not.

What do I have to do if I want the new server to be a Domain Controller instead of the old one?
 

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I have searched the forums for two weeks and I still cannot log into a Samba domain controller. I have tried everything suggested including upgrading my version of Samba to 3.3.4 and it only made matters worse. After two weeks, I am able to have my laptop join the domain, but after I reboot and try to log into the domain as a user, it keeps giving me the lost trust error, meaning that the creds were rejected. I have tried every combo of enabling and disabling of the RequiredSignOrSeal and RequireStrongKey registry entries and still nothing. If anyone has a patch or another workaround to get this working, I am all ears. The funny thing about all of this is when I log into the local host account, I can see the other machines on the domain. Could this mean I am actually logging into the domain and I don't even know it or is that a whole other issue seeing as how the login screen is telling me I am logging into the local machine? Again, any help would be appreciated!

A:Windows 7 Pro logging into Samba domain controller

What's the "local host account"?

How do you "see" the other machines "on the domain" when logged on as that account?

To troubleshoot this without guessing:

- www.wireshark.org
- install
- start a packet trace log
- quickly repro the symptom
- stop and save the trace
- zip and upload here.

Analysis of a packet trace is the best way to troubleshoot networking issues. Once the activity "on the wire" is understood, it's possible to be more focused in searching for a resolution.

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Hello

I have a problem and it is that I must log on vpn server before I log on the domain

in windows xp I can tick the "Log on using dial-up connection"
http://www.nsnetwork.dk/billed1

how do I do this in windows vista / 7

kind regards

dcedata

i am not that good in english :-( so please be

A:windows 7 logon a domain controller through a vpn server

Hello,
in internet explorer>tools (top right corner)>internet options>connections tab>add vpn

hope this helps, good luck

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Your Linux based NAS not showing up in Windows File Explorer view? I had this problem with 2 Win 10 PRO installations. Now mind you I have 3 Win 10 Home installs that did not have this issue so if yours is a Win 10 Home install this will not fix your problem.

For some insane reason Win 10 PRO in the default Quick Access view of Win 10 Pro will not display other Domain Controller network computers even when file/printer sharing is enabled properly (I assume yours is). To get around this you have to change the View in File Explorer from Quick Access to This PC which is more like the old Win 7 view.

To have Windows turn on file and printer sharing automatically, while in Explorer view click on Network in the left menu column. If file sharing has not been turned on then you will see a message at the address bar location in Explorer asking if you want to enable sharing, select it to confirm Yes.

To fix the issue with Domain Controller computers not appearing in Explorer view open a new File Explorer window and click on the View tab, then click the drop down arrow on Options. Click on Change folder and search options. In the General tab look for Open File Explorer to: and select This PC from the drop down list. This will change the view of File Explorer but you must first close the reopen the Explorer Window.

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We are experiencing windows 7 problem whereby the workstation is unable to authenticate with DC or any shared drive on the network. however the problem is also spreading to  windows 10 Enterprise workstation. upon the investigation we notice that


>System Properties >Computer Name >Network ID Greyed Out >Change >Member of
Greyed Out
when we try to rejoin to domain. The workstation service on service.mcs is not running  on some solutions it was said we should edit the registry key by removing bowser 
from one of the workstation registry key but it's not working. they problem is mostly on windows 7 Pro workstations. even if you are logged in as build-in local Admin account. basically the workstation works as offline machine but have a full access to the
internet. please assist with any possible solution available.

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hey there, the office that i work at doing odds and ends for everything and anything doesn't have there networking setup in a domain enviroment, its in a peer to peer workgroup i think you call it. Basically my question is this...what does a server need in order to become a domain controller...is there seperate hardware or software or is it built into windows 2000 server. Right now the Dell 1400 SC server has 1Gb of ram and (2) Pentium III 1125 MHz processors. What would we have to do in order to get the server setup as a domain controller????? We plan on doing a clean install of everything if we can use this server as a domain controller... Also, i think one of this initial problems that they never had a domain controller setup is because most of the computers are running 98SE (about 28) some XP (about 6) and some 2000 pro (about 6) Im not sure if the 98's were a issue with a domain enviroment? Any and all info is greatly appreciated!!!!!!! Thanks for reading!
 

A:setup A domain controller on windows 2000 server???

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Router is an Archer TP-LINK 5400 and it holds the large several terabyte share using USB 3.  The ability to give the domain users access is limited by the RPC availability and creating a share is dependendt on RPC.  The domain error is a Samba
error.  Windows 1709 and above seems to have created the issue.   It hasn't been an issue in the past.
Help?  If there was a way to map the Samba Share permanently without cloning the huge drive - in other words, make the share work like a share?   Users are very frustrated.



R, J

A:Windows domain controller RPC unavailable and specified network name is no longer available

Here is a different method that I have noticed now that I did not earlier.R, J

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I've setup a windows dual boot system with Windows XP professional and Windows 7 professional x64 on a Dell Optiplex 740. The windows XP was installed on an 80 GB 10K disk and the windows 7 professional x64 partition was setup on an Intel SSD drive. Both installations were done from scratch (no imaging).

Right now The system running windows 7 professional x64 on the SSD is having problems connecting to my Domain controllers (Windows server 2003 x64 sp2 - fully patched). When I first did the install of the operating system and was doing the software installation from our network I didn't have any problems. However After setting up the system for our Developer and moving it about 150 feet down the hall, this windows 7 system has a problem logging on to our network.

The error message I get after trying to login is is Unknown logon Error.

I have tried different network cards, a completely different network port, updating drivers and none of this has resolved my issue. I have removed the system from the domain and re-added it and this worked for roughly 24-36 hours. Then the developer mentioned they were having the same login problems as before.

This issue occurs with the developers credentials as well as a the credentials from a Domain Administrator.

The XP system and windows 7 system are named similarly, but they are still different. Both systems are using the same dns servers. Currently I don't see any error messages on either my domain controller or the windows 7 system.
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A:Windows 7 connecting to Domain Controller Unknown Login Error

Have you tried working with the lanman server perimeters in the GPO of the Windows 7 machines?

In order for Windows 7 to work with older servers you usually need to adjust the lanman server security settings.

The following settings may help.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

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We were  configuring  active directory domain service(AD DS) from server manager for an ?active directory federation services? certificate requirement which is used while configuring  ?certification authority ?  under
setup type-> Enterprise CAs
While configuring ADDS , under Deployment configuration, we have selected ?Add a new forest?(as there was some issue while selecting add a domain controller to existing domain) and provided a new root domain as ?aaa.org?after
next step we have provided the ?Directory Service Restore Mode? password
.
How can we revert server to old state ? The server earlier was SharePoint server.

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Windows 2012 Verification of prerequisites for Domain Controller promotion failed and gave the below error(In computer management local group and user option is not there as suggested by a solution!)

"Verification of prerequisites for Domain Controller promotion failed. The local Administrator account becomes the domain Administrator account when you create a new domain. The new domain cannot be created because the local Administrator account password
does not meet requirements.

Currently, the local Administrator password is blank, which might lead to security issues. We recommend that you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, use the net user command-line tool, or use Local Users and Groups to set a strong password for the local Administrator
account before you create the new domain."

A:Windows 2012 Verification of prerequisites for Domain Controller promotion failed

You need to have a password before you begin. Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading
the thread.

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Hi there,

I have been using Windows 7 with domain "domain1" and connected to Windows Server 2003. The owners decided to change the domain of the network from "domain1" to "domain2". Someone was hired to do the job for the company. Since I was on work tour my PC was left without any change. Now the gentleman is gone and I can not connect the domain on Windows 2003 Server. I was told to remove previous domain and switch to WORKGROUP and then switch back to "domain2".

I followed the steps till I get to username and password window. I enter my username and password and after few minutes I get the following error:

"An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the terget domain"

Please help.

A:Windows 7 won't connect to domain

hello and welcome
when you change the domain name with "domain2"
make sure that's the DNS on the windows server 2003 already configuration. because before Windows server 2003 is read the first domain ( domain1), that's why you can't to login.
Edit : Joining domain
you can try this..i think that's same issue..

Cheers ~

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I keep getting this error message, but I get the Domain login screen.
"An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help." I have gotten this message, but do get a Domain login screen. Help!

Thanks in advance!
 

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I'm using Windows 2000 Server (as a PDC and the only domain controller) on my network. I have Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP Pro clients.

When I log on to the domain with a XP client all the network shares (and printers) work OK for a certain amount of time (I don't know exactly how long 2min-5min) but after that they stop working. If I try to connect to a network share I get this error message:

The system detected a possible compromise in security. Please ensure that you can contact the server that authenticated you.

If I log out and then log in again, everything works again. I don't have any problems with NT and 2000 clients and the domain server itself is available all the time.

Any ideas? Thx in advance,

Amer
 

A:Can't connect windows xp profesional to domain

when that happens can you ping the server?
 

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Hello. I'm trying to connect my Windows 7 Professional computer to a Windows 2000 Server. Both are located on my network under the same router. I have already configured the LAN Authentication Level. I get the following error when attempting to join the
domain:
The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "DOMAIN":
An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain. For information about network troubleshooting,
see Windows Help.

Thank you for your help!

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Ok here is my situation, I have 2 pc's running Win 2000 and a third running 2000 server, how do I get the 2 machines to join into the domain.....I installed AD and now have a domain called "something.local." does this make sense to anyone? also I am behind a linky router and have given my 2 pc's a static ip of "192.168.x.x" do I have to run a DHCP server on the 2000 server machine? I am completly lost and could use some help....I know Active Directory is not for the timid, maybe I bit off more than I can chew!!!
 

A:Domain Controller

You do not have to run DHCP from your server. You could run it from your router, or not at all. The key to getting your Win2k machines onto the domain is that you must build Domain User accounts on your server for them. This server must be configured as a Domain Controller. They must then change their Network Identification to join the Domain and log into the Domain Controller (your server) using the accounts that you have built for them under the Active Directory Groups and Computers area. (Start-->Programs-->Administrative Tools-->Active Directory Users and Computers.

When you boot your Win2k clients, be sure when the logon screen appears, that you use the drop-down box to select your domain not the local computer.

I use my Win 2k server as a Domain Controller and a file/backup server which I have found the most useful role for my small home network.

Hope this helps--

Telepro
 

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how many domain controller can be added in windows server 2003
 

A:domain controller

You will need at least one per domain.
 

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Having trouble accessing Active Directory users/computers it times out and says it cannot connect to the domain controller and when I boot up takes forever and on the internet it takes minutes to switch screens.

Using XP Pro and Windows Server 2003. This is happenning on the admin PC. Thanks

A:Domain Controller

Hello & welcome to TSF,

you need to do this to both systems


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create
this also applies for (SP3)

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

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performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your... Read more

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Ok here is my situation, I have 2 pc's running Win 2000 and a third running 2000 server, how do I get the 2 machines to join into the domain.....I installed AD and now have a domain called "something.local." does this make sense to anyone? also I am behind a linky router and have given my 2 pc's a static ip of "192.168.x.x" do I have to run a DHCP server on the 2000 server machine? I am completly lost and could use some help....I know Active Directory is not for the timid, maybe I bit off more than I can chew!!!
 

A:Domain Controller

In control panel, open system, under identification, change it, and add the domain name, apply, and you'll get a message as to whether it was sucessful or not.
 

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We have over 110 laptop users all logging on using cached domain login information.

Recently I've had a couple ring up saying that they can't log on to their laptops remotely as they get a message saying the domain controller is not available so all I've been able to do is get them to drive all the way on to our Head Office so i can reconnect their computer on to the domain and then get them to log on and then off the domain to create a cache of their logon details.

Any ideas the previous cached information has not allowed them to log on?

I'm guessing it has become corrupt but not sure how.

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I'll be adding a new Domain Controller to our network this evening. It's not currently connected to anything right now, so I need to know if I actually have to join the machine to the domain, or can I just plug it in and bring it up as a new DC on the domain? In other words, do I have to go through the process of going in to Active Directory on the existing DC and actually adding a new computer to the domain and then bring it up as a DC, or does it automatically join when I make it a DC on the network?

Steph
IT Intern
 

A:New Domain Controller

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How do I run a domain network?
 

A:Domain controller?

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I wants to perform the specific application under domain admin right for domain user account
I have try create shortcut and type:"runas /user:ComputerName\Username /savecred "C:\path\to\file.exe""
Then, I can run it and pop up the Attention. but  the application is appear "APPSCRASH", when press"Yes" 
If I type local / domain administrator account, it can run application normally.
How to fix it? The application is typing of the dead

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Hello,
Currently we are in the middle of a migration project. We are migrating users from child domains to the root domain of one organization.
The user accounts are migrated with powershell using Move-ADObject cmdlet. This works as expected. The SIDHistory attribute is updated correctly.
Recently we received complaints from some *migrated* users - they lost their default/custom file associations. This happens only on Windows 8/Windows 8.1.
What happens:

the user is migrated and logs onher profile loads and everything's preserved (as expected)the user clicks on a .jpeg file (previously associated with program XYZ)OS asks the user to choose a program to open the file withthe user chooses a default program XYZ and the file openswhen the user clicks on a .jpeg file again - OS asks to choose a program again
i.e. the settings are not preserved.

Our investigation shows that it is connected with the UserChoice registry key and the HASH value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.SomeExt

According to this blog 
the HASH is calculated based on user's SID. But after the migration the user has new SID and the HASH becomes invalid and we hit this:
"However In Win 8, the registry changes are verified by a hash (unique per user and app)  that detects tampering by apps. In the absence of a valid hash, we ignore the default in the registry."
Currently deleting the UserChoice key for all a... Read more

A:File associations are lost when user account is migrated from one domain to another domain (SID changes)

Hello Petar K. Georgiev,
Please check the following article to change the registry key to change back to the default file type associations.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Here is the back story:

I am at a school with a NT4.0 domain server. We bought a new 2003 SP1 server. We have two IP ranges. Our old configuration had static IP address with 2 DNS servers located at the district that was referenced in the TCP/IP properties.

I set up the new server with 4 roles. It has an Active Directory. It is a DHCP server (I have 98 machines). The DHCP has a superscope with 2 scopes within the superscope. Each scope has a range of IP address and the exceptions for the server, printers, et cetera. It also is a DNS server that "listens to all IP addresses" instead of listen to the "following IP addresses."

However, on the listen to the following IP addresses I put in it's own IP address. The DNS server also has 2 forwarders to the district DNS servers.

The last role is as a File Share.

I have connected about 400 computers just fine. Everything is working good...however I am now getting sporadic computers that can't log on. I get this message:



Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later.Click to expand...

The computers are still on the server.

If I re-add the client machine to the domain, everything is fine--for now. This has been happening to xp machines. It has happened 5 times now, and I am worried about a continual problem or a major problem aro... Read more

A:Windows cannot connect to domain (2003)...computer account not found

I would look at the network before you look at the OS, when it happens see if you can ping the server by name and IP, also look in the event viewer of the machine and see if there is anything showing up in there.

Regards
 

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hi,

when i add win 7 client machine to a domain i got this error " an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain contrller in the domain being joined has failed" how to solve it . plz help
 

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hi

i have changed the domain of the computer (from say old.net to new.net).
there is a folder shared on another machine on old.net domain. the user X was able to access it. aftter changing his domain from old.net to new.net he no longer can access that shared folder.
User X has working credentials for both domains.

on accessing it it asks for credentials. upon entering his correct user name in the format (old.net\X) he is not able to access it.

i had exactly same setup with another user Y and he was able to access data .

is there anything that i am missing ?

also accessing that folder first time asked for credentials but now it doesnt asks .. why ? there is nothign in credentials manager.

regards

A:cannot access shared folder after changing domain with old domain cred

Hello,

Have you removed/re-added the User's credentials (from the PC with shared folder) with the new domain name?
Also, make sure that the shared folder has Everyone permission in the Security Tab.

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Hi,

I hit major problems yesterday when a power surge killed my server (despite ups/surge protection!). We have a small set up of 15 win2k machines and one Windows server 2003 all connected under a domain.

Basically all user machines were unaffected but my only method of getting us up and running was installing a fresh version of 2003 server on a new machine. i followed this guide and configured it to use the same domain as last time (hoping that all the client machines would carry on as they were before the server out). i've managed to set up access to shared drives hosted on the network. That is working.

However i am now having these problems on all client machines

Client machines cannot connect to shared printers from another client machine. - Logging on as an administrator to their machine locally (not domain) you can add and print. Simply changing their policies to admin does not allow them access.
Each machines is still connected to the domain (so it says) but if you take them off and try to put them back on the domain i get this error:the following error occurred attempting to join the domain " ". network path was not found
If somebody can help me out i would be very gratefull. I'm alright with basic networking but have never installed Win server from fresh. I like to think i've just missed a simple checkbox or similar!? I've basically followed the guide and have done little else in way of changes, so you should be able to get a good i... Read more

A:Complete Domain Issue! Shared printers & adding domain

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Dear Community,

My company use around 700 desktops and laptops on a domain. our file server has a home share drive that the AD links to and then maps when a user logs onto any machine when using their domain account. my problem when I log onto my normal laptop
it says network name is no longer available. when I log onto another machine it connects and maps normally. all other servers UNC name works normally. I can ping it by DNS and IP and can RDP to it but not see any shares.

Please can you help?

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Here is the scoop ... Two networks connected via frame relay line. Two different PDCs and domain names. Can ping internal IP address, but can not browse through Network Neighborhood. Set up WINS on both and when trying to get them to share info I get Connection was aborted by the remote WINS in the event log. I can see the IP addresses for the remote network through the DHCP manager. Any ideas on what I should do to be able to browse the remote network and also set it up so that I can administer it remotely, would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Domain Browsing in a Multi-Domain Environment

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