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Computer was not able to setup a secure session with a domain controller

Q: Computer was not able to setup a secure session with a domain controller

I am getting Event Id 5719, source is NETLOGON. I have tried many different things such as removing and re-adding the computer account. I have also looked online with no success. Any assistance would be much appreciated. I am on Windows
7 PRo. See below for more info:

This computer was not able to set up a secure session with a domain controller in domain Domain due to the following:
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.
This may lead to authentication problems. Make sure that this computer is connected to the network. If the problem persists, please contact your domain administrator.



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Binary data:
In Words
0000: C000005E
In Bytes
0000: 5E 00 00 C0 ^..À

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A: Computer was not able to setup a secure session with a domain controller


Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

If you can correctly log on to the domain, you can safely ignore event ID 5719.

Because the Netlogon service may start before the network is ready, the computer may be unable to locate the logon domain controller. Therefore, event
ID 5719 is logged. However, after the network is ready, the computer will try again to locate the logon domain controller. In this situation, the operation should be successful.

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Computer was not able to setup a secure session with a domain controller

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New to ATA but have found some security flaws on our part so far.  I can't seem to find a solution for the following
Reconnaissance using SMB Session Enumeration
SMB session enumeration attempts were successfully performed from certificateserv against dc,
exposing 555 accounts.

This is happening between our root certificate server, and one of our DC's.  The "exposed
accounts"  seem to be all of our workstations.   

Is this common, and can be ignored?  Has anyone else ran into this?


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I want to install this administration software for my Network called Ranger for networks. To do this I am required for my PC to become a Domain Controller. I want this software installing on an exact PC which is running XP SP3. How do I make that PC the Domain Controller of my Network.

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you can't. A domain controller is setup on a Windows server OS.

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I am trying to create a network on my vista computers like the one on my xp computers. Specifically, I want a setup where once someone is logged into their computer, they get whatever permissions are associated with their user profile.

In Vista home premium, I cannot figure out how to do this.

So, I added all computers to the same workgroup, and created profiles on each computer in the network with the username of the main login of each of the other computers (5 in the network). This means 5 profiles per computer. I can then assign permissions in my folder sharing dialog. Then, when I login as a user on one computer, I can enter my network folder, click on a remote computer on the network, login using the profile name/password, and access the shared folders BY navigating through the users folder, then the *nam* folder...

although this works, I am not happy with it.
1) Each computer has multiple profiles on it, which I don't want. I want only one profile per computer, and a central list of those profiles in my main server computer, with the permissions. That way, when someone logs in on their computer, they become authenticated in the network, and their permissions are distributed to them. no more passwords, no "just go" to the folders they want.
2) I want each of the shared folders to show up in the "network" tabs, like it used to do in XP. That way, I don't have to navigate a series of folders to get to the shared folder I want.
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A:VPN setup in Vista - domain controller workaround desired

One simplification--for a given user account use the exact same password on all machines. That should save the need to provide a password for remote access.

I don't know if this would work for you, but it would be much simpler to just have the desired user account on each computer and then put sharable files (or a shortcut to them) into the Public folder and turn Password Protected Sharing OFF. However, I infer from your setup that each family member wants to share each file with only certain other members, making this suggestion unworkable.

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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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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

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Windows 8.1used admin creds to access computer renaming dialogchanged computer name (& description)applied changeswas asked for and entered creds againgot error: A specified logon session does not exist it may already have been terminated
Already tried the registry trick:
Network access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authenticationPlease advise

Thank you

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What does it mean (in layman's terms) when you see this message in ATA?
<computer A> was queried by one or more users from <computer B> using SAMR against <domain controller> 
I am seeing this every four hours in our network/domain. 

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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

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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


But the user name has full permission he is administrator

please help me

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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

You need flush your DNS cache in client side first.
Then, let?s create the following registry value for a try:
 - 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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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

Common causes of this error include th... Read more

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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When I log into my banks secure web site and then click on a specific account to see the details I get a message something like: Current session expired.
Some browsers do not allow resizing windows in a secure session...
It worked before I had to go thru all the steps to remove the hideous popups and it works in IE (which I'd rather not use) and on the computer at work with Firefox. Any ideas? Should I reinstall?

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

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How-To Secure Your Browsing Session Before Hitting Starbucks!.

Starting today, Starbucks offers free Wi-Fi across US and Canadian cities. Free Wi-Fi hotspots have become a common method for connecting to the internet and sharing information, often private information.

Such hotspots attract the unwanted attention of hackers and others who are interested in capturing the information being shared on the hotspot.

Read the comment about JAP! Better yet - Just don't use it!

-- Tom

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)  recently update the window8 to window10, but very soon the computer colaps, not able to boot, don't  even POST.after search on the internet, i reflash the bios with SPIPGM. the computer come back to live, but the system would shut off in a hour each time i power on the computer.  then i try to reflash the bios according to the acer bios update , the computer always give me an alarm, 18-error: unable to start a secure flash session. any hlep would be  appreciated.

Go to Solution.

A:18-error: unable to start a secure flash session

after use fpt to flash the bios with a older version, then i am able to run the bios update. 

View solution in original post

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)  recently update the window8 to window10, but very soon the computer colaps, not able to boot, don't  even POST.after search on the internet, i reflash the bios with SPIPGM. the computer come back to live, but the system would shut off in a hour each time i power on the computer.  then i try to reflash the bios according to the acer bios update , the computer always give me an alarm, 18-error: unable to start a secure flash session. any hlep would be  appreciated.

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From my laptop I need access to 2 different "networks":

(A) I access a Workgroup within Microsoft Windows Network (I have the correct Workgroup name) to get access to printers and other computers at work.

(B) I sometimes run VPN to "log" in the domain at my university (necessary for Email clients).

(A) works when I start my laptop. But if I open the VPN connection and then close it, (A) does not work anymore most of the time.

I run Windows XP Professional without the "simple file sharing" option.

Anyone can help? Many thanks!

A:MS windows network Workgroup does not work after a VPN session on another domain

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IP settings 

Subnet mask




Windows 7

IP address automatically  





error code reads 


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

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



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

code 0x000005b4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)


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

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Hello Everyone!

I have a network with some computers ruuning windows Vista and a windows server 2003.
The computers are working in a network with a domain and fixed IPs and users logs in with their domain accounts at the computers.

Some computers are doing something that i cant figure out the reason.
Some computers works just fine, but two or three of them are having trouble working with the network eventhough they detect the network and open the folders shared on the network. If i try to run a software that normally works trough the network or if i open an office file or the windows vista network center the co mputer stops responding and windows explorer has to be restarted.
If i restart the computer the problem seems to be solved but it doesn't work all the time because sometimes i have to restart the PC several times until it works ok without this network related problem.

This problem seems to be random and i don't know if it is something related to the windows server or with the windows vista. I have other computers with windows vista on the network and they work ok.

I have already tried some situations but none of them fixed the problem because it keeps hapening:
Things that i've tried:

Start the pc with the anti virus software turned off;
Restart client and server DNS or DHCP service;
Unplug and plug the network cable;
Remove computer from the domain and add it again;

Anyone has an ideia of what might be the problem?

Thank you!

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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.


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Hi all,

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my Acer Predator 7750G but everytime the first installation phase stops it says that it cannot configure my computer so the installation will stop.

I have had some virus problems on my HDD were i couldn't see what was on them, that is the reason why i have choosen to install from scratch on the computer!

Anyone tried this problem?

Appreciate the help

NB! I am from Denmark so my english is very poor, sorry for that!

A:Windows 7 installation fails after 1 setup session

Did you clean your HD first?
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Are doing a clean install?
Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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1. how can i make my domain name email accounts to be more secure with TLS or SSL?

i've a domain name hosted with godaddy.com.
when i tried to configure tls or ssl it wasn't worked.

what can i do to allow more secure email accounts with godaddy credit?

i'm using thunderbird 2 for now.

2. i also want to know how to make the the same account ftp hosting to be more secure.
i mean that i want to make some backups to a server. i'm using genie backup manager.


A:1. how can i make my domain name email accounts to be more secure with TLS or SSL?

Follow the instructions in this article:


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I cannot for the life of me figure this one out.. The server on the network does not control the internet - all clients run to a switch which runs to a T1.

I am having problems accessing secure sites. Doesn't matter which client machine I use, here is the problem..

When I login to a particular site, it seems like it accepts my login. Then once I advance from the login screen I have other links I can click on to continue. When I click a link, I am taken back to that same login screen. If I try this 5 times or so, I may be able to navigate to where I need to go.

What is the issue? If I try to login from anywhere else, I have no problems..

I have tried Firefox and Explorer and both have the same issues. I have added the site to a trusted site, and all security levels are correct.

Any ideas (PLEASE HELP)?

A:All machines on domain cannot login to secure sites

UPDATE (yeah that was fast) -

It seems as though it is not just secure sites!!! For instance on this site when I tried to edit the post I just made, it said that I am not logged in to do that. The problem lies in that the machine is not remembering that I am logged in. Cookies?? What is going on?>

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I have been tearing my hair out for the past couple of months trying to fix a nasty problem with IE 6.0 where I am unable to load certain links that use javascript. I have consulted several technical support reps from many different sites and they all keep feeding me the same blindingly obvious answers, like turning off my popup blockers or re-setting my IE security settings.
I discovered a forum from a couple of years ago with an individual who described the exact same problem. The forum is titled "JavaScript links do not work" for reference.
I have gone through all of the same steps as best as i could and ended up with all the same results but have still been unable to correct the problem. My knowlege on these matters is very limited. One detail I did notice however, is that this problem always occurs on pages within a sucure domain.
I don't know what significance, if any, this may have.
If anyone has any more ideas, I would greatly appreciate your input. I am losing my mind trying to find an answer.

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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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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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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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How do I run a domain network?

A:Domain controller?

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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?

IT Intern

A:New Domain Controller

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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 )


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


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


#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

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--


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When I plugged in my domain controller into the electric supply, it made a high pitched squeaky noise, and the power light lights, but then everything (eg/ fans) turns off - and the power led stays on.

Is my psu dead or something else?


A:Domain Controller's Died =o(

Have you tried testing the power supply on the pc? If you have a spare psu I would say swap it out, if they are the same type like atx or at form factors?

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we are using windows 2000 server with ADS, and we have a two server one is domain controller and another additional domain controller.. recently we have crashed domain controll server, presently running on only aditional domain controller, rightnow we want add new server for domain controller installing from the scartch..
can pls tell me,how to make or promoto new server as a domain controller from the additional domain controller,
what steps i need to take...

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Hi All,

My small company is running in a XP workgroup environment. For security needs I am switching over to a windows domain. Our recently engaged IT professional initially pushed back on the domain controller idea - citing the cost in terms of degradation of performance during log in as well as an increase in care and feeding of users. After being informed of the security requirements, he is on board with the domain controller plan. My question to the experts here is: What am i getting myself into running my small bus network (<10 office + 10 classroom systems) in a domain as opposed to workgroup? Will this be an operational headache?

Much thanks!

A:Fear of domain controller

If the business stays small no its not an operational nightmare. In fact I am a domain advocate as there are alot of centralized things you can do on a domain that you can't with workgroups.

I.E. A domain login account allows 1 person to log onto all 20 user PC's instead of having to setup all 20 users at each PC. On top of that password changes if you change a password on the domain it changes it at each station you log in to. Also this allows for ALOT of flexibility if you ever have turnover you simply disable the account in the one spot and the person can't log in anywhere.

As far as longer login times I think thats close to hog wash. In a 20 user environment in 1 building if you have a long log in to your domain your looking at someone who setup a pretty horrid domain controller (or possibly someone who does not know about DNS and Active Directory). Now if this is a domain log in over a WAN yes it can bump up login times but then you need to look at your WAN connections.

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I Have a Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista Home Basic and a Windows 7 (Based on Vista). I just got a Belkin router but i installed and set it up on my Windows 7 PC. Is there any way to make my Server 2003 become the new Domain Controller. I need it to install Ranger for networks.

A:Solved: How do I become a Domain Controller?

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I'm having a problem with my NT4 domain controller. Last night when I left everything was working perfectly but this morning we got problems- only the PDC can log into the domain, all of the others are using cached profiles. When i go to server manager on the NT system it doesnt show any of the computers logged in, but when I change it to not view only domain members all of the little icons light up telling me that all of the computers are on the network. I tried taking two off the domain and then putting them back on. I had to manually delete their accounts from the PDC and when I tried to rejoin they said that the network path could not be found. All of the computers can browse the other computers and file servers that should be in the domain (and are listed under the domain in the network explorer but, according to the PDC, are not me,bers of the domain) and can ping the PDC. The PDC can also ping the gateway. Unfortunately, due to bad timing and politics, I am alone on this issue.

It's not a critical problem but will pose issues in the future if I let it go unresloved. Password changes and new acounts will have to be made locally which is simpy not feasable.

(oh yeah and, yes i've restarted the PDC... that ws the first thing i tried)

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This is my first post here so I hope it's in the most appropriate area.

I was hoping that someone could answer this question for me.

I'm working on an NT4.0 domain controller and I need to know how to add more than eight workstations to a user account in the "Logon To" dialog.

As deault you can only assign a user account to eight workstations. I'm sure there must be a tweak for this, and most probably in the registry.

Basically I need to create an account that allows my admin guys to administer workstations but not have access to the domain controller with that account. Therefore I am taking the course of allowing them to logon to specific workstations and servers only and I need a lot more than eight!

Any dudes/dudettes out there that have any ideas?




A:NT4.0 Domain Controller tweaking

So you can't create more than 8 local accounts on the workstations that have admin rights? I haven't run into this one before.

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I am tryin to add a user to a computer running W2k pro and when I type in the name and domain all I get is an error that says
"the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed"

This is a new workstation just added to the network, the user I am adding is myself and I have admin rights. For some reason all the users have to be local, I have checked the IP,DNS, and gateway. I can see the computer on the network.

A:Domain Controller does not trust me!

Hi tushkahoma
It seems that although you have local admin rights at the workstation, you may not have domain admin rights in order to join the domain.

Paul V

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An old client called me and he's still running a system I set up for him over a decade ago running an NT server. For some reason his network went down. When I looked it said "domain controller not found. What happened? I noticed that his HD only had around 600MB left. Could that be it? No room to load and swap out etc.?

Also event viewer says there is a bad block on the HD. maybe that?



A:NTt domain controller not found (yup!)

Did you check to see that WINS is running and the workstations are set up to connect to it? Have you checked to see that the workstations can do name lookups?

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