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win2k domain controllers and authentication

Q: win2k domain controllers and authentication

At my work we have an active directory domain. In the root of this domain there are two domain controllers.

ie dc1.mywork.com, dc2.mywork.com

When users login, they always seem to get authenticated by dc2, as you can see the login script running from that server, and when we shut down dc2, no one can login.

(have not shut down dc2 for any length of time to see if dc1 will eventually "take over" the login duties)

Where can I specify which server provides authentication for the domain? Or can I be assured that dc1 will take over for dc2 when dc2 goes down?

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Hi Just installed the latest version of Windows 2003 for Small Business (Sp1)

I have installed this OS on a new Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX150 S4.

Now I want just to use this Server as a server on a Workgroup. But the OS insists that it should be the Domain Controller. And then it just shuts it self down. Below is a log from the event viewer. Is there a way around this or will I have to bow down to the might of Microsoft. Just don't really want to configure the entire Lan from workgroup to Domain
Event ID 1014
Source SBCore

This computer must be configured as a domain controller. It will be shut down in 30 minutes. To prevent this computer from shutting down, run Setup on the disk that you used to install the operating system to configure the computer as a domain controller.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

A:Domain Controllers - Can anyone help please

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I have quite a number of DC's and the configuration of port mirroring is something that we just cant take on.

I understand there is going to be a release of ATA where the port mirroring is not a requirement and an agent will take that role on the DC.

Anyone heard of this?

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We have a primary and secondary domain controller on our network. We use a windows 2000 exchange server as our primary controller and another server as our secondary controller. to start, the active directories are not the same, as they should be between the two servers. how do i fix that?

the other problem I am starting to have is that the Windows xp client machines can't find the domain after being rebooted. I end up having to rejoin the domain in order to get the client machines to log on. If the client logs off, without rebooting, logging back onto the domain is no problem. I think this has something to do with the clients trying to log onto the secondary controller for some reason, and since the active directories arent sync'd, its only causing more problems...can anyone shed some light on the subject? thanks.

A:Domain Controllers

Hey DVation, sounds like you need to force replication for Active Directory between your Primary and Secondary domain controllers. Only members of Domain Admins or Enterprise Admins groups can perform this function unless you have been delegated the appropropriate permissions.
Refer to the following link for details:
As far as your XP machines go, make sure that your DNS suffix for each PC is correct and that your IP, DNS, and Gateway addresses are correct. Windows 2000/XP use DNS for name resolution in an Active Directory environment. Also, is Active Directory running in Mixed Mode or Native Mode?

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Actually, I have 2 DC's 1 Threat Management Gateway, 1 Windows Server (Web Server), 1 Windows Storage Server, 2 Exchange servers and 1 Sharepoint Server and 2 Hyper-V servers. ALL Running Server 2008 R2

Should I be upgrading any of these to SP1?

A:Upgrade Domain Controllers to SP1 or not

Hello Abuttino,

I would recommend to wait until the "official" SP1 RTM is released by Microsoft sometime this first quarter of 2011. Afterwards, it should be available in Windows Update, and for download (standalone version) directly from Microsoft.

Hope this helps,

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Hope this belongs here............

I have some questions regarding changing the hardware in my domain controller. Im basically rebuilding it with new Processor, RAM, Mobo, etc.
Its just a desktop computer running Windows Server 2003. I plan to keep all the names of the machine and IP/domain the same. Is there anything I need to lookout for by doing this? I dont want to lose my active directory and user accounts on the machines that rely on this domain controller. Can I just build the new server, set it up as a domain controller with all the same settings and the computers will be aable to log into the new controller with the same users?

A:Changing Domain Controllers

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i configured a domain controller on my virtualbox and i want to connect another DC to it. the guest machine is windoms 8. the network adapter i used is NAT. first DC IP:192,168,5.2, Gateway:, Subnet mask: and DNS as the gateway IP. for the second domain controller, server IP:, gateway: and DNS as the IP of the first DC.. dont know why they are not communicating with each other. The moment i run dcpromo on the second DC it comes up with an error message to check my DNS and the domain name...it comes with this error too, 0x000005B4_TIMEOUT.....CAN ANYONE HELP

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Unless i am missing something we cant "detect" a new domain controller added to a enviroment as this is a "regular" task , not sure if admin logging on to new server would trigger in a enviroment that have been running more than 30 days

Adding Domain Controllers to sentisive groups
Listing Domain Controllers not monitored by ATA
List newly created/removed domain controllers

Would be a great feature for future versions

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I just swapped out domain controllers and am now having synchronizing issues. It is still looking for the old server that i just replaced and i cant make it look for the new one. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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I have only got 2 domain controllers on my network, the primary server deals with all my DNS, file charing etc, server2 is our proxy server but also doubles up as a backup domain controller.
The problem is server2 cannot update active directory from server1
i get the following message when trying to connect to server1 from server2
"The domain controller server1 was not validated because. The RPC server is unavailable"
I am also getting plenty of error events on both servers, the error i am getting on server1 is event 1645
"The Directory Service received a failure while trying to perform an authenticated RPC call to another Domain Controller. The failure is that the desired Service Principal Name (SPN) is not registered on the target server. The server being contacted is daa52d87-1d82-44f1-b032-a6930524e669._msdcs.isenterprisesintl.co.uk. The SPN being used is E3514235-4B06-11D1-AB04-00C04FC2DCD2/daa52d87-1d82-44f1-b032-a693[email protected]
Please verify that the names of the target server and domain are correct. Please also verify that the SPN is registered on the computer account object for the target server on the KDC servicing the request. If the target server has been recently promoted, it will be necessary for knowledge of this computer's identity to replicate to the KDC before this computer can be authenticated. "
I have looked this up on ms.com and found an article explaing a hotfix will fix this. All updates are installed, so it obvious... Read more

A:Domain controllers cant replicate

just been running a few more checks and have seen a descrepancy between the 2 servers
Schema server = server1
Domain server = server1
PDC server = server1
RID server = server1
Infrastructure server = server1
Schema server = server1
Domain server = server1
PDC server = server1
RID server = server1
Infrastructure server = server2 ---- ????

I have tried to change this setting on server2 in active directory operations masters, but it says
"The current domain controller is the operations master. To transfer the operations master role to another computer, you must first conenct to it"
But it wont let me connect to the other DC because it cant find the RPC server!!! argghh
is there another way to alter these settings?? anyone??

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I have an older 2000 server which is a domain controller, I can not for the life of me figure out how to demote the machine so i can rejoin it to a new domain. I do not need two domain controllers in this network.
any ideas on how to? i already tried start>run>dcpromo

I decided to post here since i didn't see a section for server 2000. thanks

A:problems with Domain controllers

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Hi All,
I am trying to configure ATA Lightweight gateway on additional domain controller. I am getting the error.
The Console, https://ata.domain.com,  returned an error while attempting to register  the gateway. For more details, please review the Center error logs.

I can open https://ata.domain.com from the DC without any issue and the Port required for the communication is open.
There is no error in Application or system logs on DC or ATA server.
Center error logs in ATA is also not pointing to any error.

Thank you for assistance.

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I was excited to see that the new ATA 1.6 has a Lightweight Gateway that no longer requires port mirroring by installing it directly on the Domain Controllers. This makes total sense to me and gives me confidence in this ATA team. We have VMWare
and the port mirroring was an issue.
However, we are not excited about the .NET requirement on the Domain Controllers. The installation does indicate it is needed for the setup, but does anyone know if we can uninstall the .NET component once the installation is complete? Any thoughts?

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Hi everybody,
after my last Implementation of ATA (one week ago) I got a strange "condition". It's an implementation with LWGW on all DCs (Server 2012 R2), no seperate gateway installation.
Everything worked like a charm, as always, just worked through the deployment guide. We get alerts on DNS Enums or suspitious AD requests. We see logons on different member servers and clients if we search for them. We see changes to security groups and
we even see if I create a new service on one of the DCs so I guess event forwarding works.
What we don't see: Any logons on the domain controllers. It doesn't matter if I rdp into one of the DCs or via console. If I search for one of the domain controllers and let ATA show the "profile page" of it, the timeline ist just empty. Tried
different DCs, different user accounts, even created new users and new domain admins. ATA doesn't recognize any logon on domain controllers.
I appreciate any hints.


Thanks, regards, tim

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I have over 400 domain controllers. The initial look at ATA seemed to require port mirroring on the DC's and that was just impossible. I was told an agent of some type on the DC's was coming. Is that an option now?

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as my subjects states I am looking to see if it is possible to Authenticate to a domain without joining.

I am looking to be able to use my surface pro 4 device at some of our clients without having to join my device to any domain. even at my shop. where I could use one of our old server blades as a lab for testing things.

I know my co worker was looking into something like this as well, I would like to keep all the group policy's and all that jazz off my own personal device but still be able to use active directory.

If that makes any sense.

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I have a samba server that is running on AIX 5.1 that uses NT domain authentication. It has been running this way for over a year; however, I am no longer able to map the shares. Everything appears to be set up properly on the NT side. I even went so far as to have the NT folks remove the server and then add it again. I then ran the smbpasswd, which said that it joined the domain. However, I still can not get the shares to map. When I do a net view from my workstation, I get the following:

H:\>net view azshrdev2
System error 64 has occurred.

The specified network name is no longer available.

Here are the global parameters in my smb.conf file:
workgroup = AZSHSR
netbios name = AZSHRDEV2
server string = Samba Server
interfaces = r02tst14
security = DOMAIN
encrypt passwords = Yes
password server = AZSHSRPDC
log level = 5
log file = /opt/samba/logs/log.%m
max log size = 50
domain logons = Yes
local master = No
dns proxy = No
wins server = wins_server
Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can look at?

Thanks for you time and effort.

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I would like to authenticate to a domain server without actually joining the domain. The reason is that I would like to use the central password database, but I still want to run my own machine and not be limited by all kinds of policies.

Is this possible? If so, any idea how?

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Authentication to domain without joining

Quote: Originally Posted by kavermeer

I would like to authenticate to a domain server without actually joining the domain. The reason is that I would like to use the central password database, but I still want to run my own machine and not be limited by all kinds of policies.

Is this possible? If so, any idea how?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Welcome to the Windows 7 forums.

If your trying to map a drive to a share on the server, most will let you do that by using the map option. and selecting use other userid putting your userid and password in the correct place.. If you have a userid on the server, there should be no problem.

If what you want to do is to use the Active Directory on the server, your kind of out of luck unless your an administrator on the server.

Which is it?


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I have a number of internal www servers that run various non MS operating systems which are not tied to the windows domain in any way. They are secure www sites and require authentication.
When I connect to one via IE on a domain joined workstation or server (ie 8 & 9) I am unable to authenticate because I can not remove the domain name from the authentication credentials that IE is passing back to the www server.  I get an authentication
prompt for user name & password with the domain pre populated.
How the heck to I get IE to NOT pass the domain name as part of the authentication process. I've tried putting .\ in front of the user name but to no avail.
Steve D.

A:How do I get IE to drop the domain name from authentication responses

I figured it out. In case anyone is interested the answer is to un-check "Enable Integrated Windows Authentication*" on the Advanced tab of Internet Options. Remove the check from this box and you no longer pre-populate the current logon domain.
Steve D.

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I am trying to set up a wireless subnet of a Windows NT 4.0 network. The Win98 laptops can log onto the network if they are wired, but get "No domain server was available..." message when wireless. If they go on past the login prompt and error message, they can ping everything on the network and access the Internet via the network. They can't access anything that requires network authentication. The wireless cards (Linksys, Dell True-mobile, D-Link), don't activate until windows starts. By then, it's too late to get authenticated by the domain controllers. The XP laptops use cached passwords to access shares on the domain, but they still can't access email on the Exchange server. Any ideas?

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Can Microsoft please provide methodology for setting up Windows Event forwarding (Sender initiated) for a Domain Controller based on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installation? Unfortunately all of your documentation relies on using the local Event
Viewer GUI to set this up. Connecting Event Viewer from a full Server 2012 installation to a Core Installation loses this ability entirely. The only option I've tried to employ so far leverages an .xml file, but I am not sure it is working correctly.

Please note: this is for Windows Security Event ID 4776 ingestion.

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I have the latest version of ATA - 1.9.7312.32791
I have deployed ATA Lightweight Gateway to many domain controllers throughout my organisation from exactly the same "Microsoft ATA Gateway setup.exe" with accompanying .json file in the same folder.

Nearly all the Domain Controllers have been Windows Server 2016 Core with a quiet install via command line.
The installation has worked perfectly with the exception of two domain controllers on the same physical subnet/site.
The installation error code in the log is:
Error [\[]TaskAwaiter[\]] System.Net.Http.HttpRequestException: An error occurred while sending the request. ---> System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send. ---> System.IdentityModel.Tokens.SecurityTokenValidationException:
Failed to validate certificate thumbprint [\[]thumbprint=FC78E602AA1E8BF57CC2270E81788E5ADC511DF4[\]]

Seeing as every other installation worked fine, I suspect something must be blocking or interfering with the certificate being successfully negotiated back at the ATA centre
The likelyhood if being an error with the JSON file is extremely small as the failures occurred in the middle of the installation program, with successful implementations either side of the two that failed.

What can I get the network team to check regarding firewalls, network traffic or blocked ports?

Has anyone seen similar?

Thank you


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I am setting up a domain for my college assignment, and want to remove the "This Computer" option from the list on the Windows XP Logon screen, but can't work out which policy it is. Can anyone help?

A:Require Domain Controller Authentication to LOGON

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I want to set all my domain controllers (DC and RDC) to pull time from time.windows.com. In order to achieve this I am planing to create a gp (Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Windows Time Service/Time Providers)and
link to Domain Controller OU.
My question is, is it the best thing to do, or is there any risk or best practices with respect to this.

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I am attempting to lab up ATA 1.7.1, and am having a similar issue to the following ATA Forum thread: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/security/en-US/c817193a-9859-48fa-a208-eb644b17005b/service-on-lightweight-gateway-wont-start?forum=mata
Event viewer is showing that the service is attempting to restart, and the ATA logs are full of this error (occurs every 20 seconds):
2016-10-18 23:49:50.2983 856 5 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Error [DirectoryServicesClient+<OnInitializeAsync>d__12] Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.ExtendedException: Domain controllers are not configured
at Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.Resolution.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesClient.<OnInitializeAsync>d__12.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.Module.<InitializeAsync>d__18.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ModuleManager.<OnInitializeAsync>d__4.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location whe... Read more

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After the 1.9 upgrade we got an Timeline event about Brute Force attacks.
When investigating and looking at Event Logs >Security I started to panic when noticing 4776 errors against user: "administrator" and the source workstation was always a domain controller.
This would happen every few seconds.  Stopping the ATA gateway service on the domain controllers stopped this behaviour.
Any ideas or recommendations?
The computer attempted to validate the credentials for an account.

Logon Account:    [email protected]
Source Workstation:    DC4
Error Code:    0xc0000064

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i have several LOB apps in the company (called BI portal and GFS) and a Sharepoint 2013 in which integrated auth are enabled and working for all my users.
recently, weve created a new user account (a service account, not tied to anyone) with a very complex password
this particular account cant login using integrated auth. using other users, works OK, the problem relies only in this particular new user. Windows 7 and IE 11
If i log in using my user account, works ok, i can login in all apps without typeing any password. Its a new machine, so i. ve logged in for the first time
Now, after loggin on with the new account, al apps pop messages up asking for password
WebSite is in a trusted zone, by GPO, using: http://10.*.*.* and http://*.company.net and using https too
In IE, the proper check boxes are enabled, regarding sent credentials, allow auto longon for trusted zones, etc.
how can i diganose?

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Hi all,
I am new to this site and saw lots of helpful replies so hopefully you can assist me.
I have an NT4 domain containing a few W2k File servers. We were hit with the Gaobot virus
(2 different variants). We have followed all the removal guidelines, patched the servers
and are running the latest definitions. However, there appears to be a bit of a legacy left
over from the virus activity and I need some help in sorting this out. Formatting is not
really an option or certainly only a very last resort.

The odd things which are occurring are: mystery process not noted which is taking up about
20 % of the CPU. Even when idle the system randomly shows 60-80% idle time when it is
normally 99%. When trying to add a new machine into the domain it will not allow this.
It will not allow users (formerly with no problems) access to network shares. When you remove and try to add the machine back into the domain (to recreate the SID) it will not allow you to do this. A new administrator account on the domain has been created in case of any problems with the former account post virus but this has made no difference.

In general, we have noticed we can map from a workgroup with no problems but not a domain member.

Any help would be much much appreciated.



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I want to connect to my Win2k Domain but when I put in a user account and password... it is stating that I can not connect... The domain might be down... But it isnt because the computer next to me can connect... Im running WinXP


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how do i go about changing the name of my domain? win2k server, AD installed, obviously. Any help quick would be greatly appreciated.

one domain, thats all.

A:win2k domain name change

Has anyone come across this problem, as yet. Please respond.

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my pc win2k cannot access domain!!!now i'm using service pack 4.the message error u can look at this site:


anyone plzz help me....

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i have a peer to peer workgroup lan at home; and all the pc's are in win2k pro; well, i was trying to setup win2k pro on a new pc for my niece; i use tuneup utilities and in the options screen for automatic logon, it shows the computerid as the domain name; thinking that i m not in a domain, i changed the value to workgroup and now windows cant let me log back in, even in safe mode; how can i get to a screen where i can change the domain name to what it should be? the login screen only shows username and password fields
thank you

A:please help; can't log in to win2k pro because of wrong domain name

never mind; i figured it out; i tried logging in as administrator and that works!!! thank you anyway

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Hello all...

I have a stupid question that I can't find an answer to on MS website. I have an NT 4 domain, and I want to add a Win2k member server to it. All this server will do is run SQL and IIS so that we can prototype an intranet.

Can I add the Win2k server to my NT domain without screwing up my NT network? Is there anything I need to worry about/be careful when I do this? Or should I make the Win2k box a PDC in its own domain and set up a trust?

Upgrading my whole network to Win2k is not an option right now.

Thanks in advance!

A:Add Win2k server to NT domain

Yes you can add a Windows 2000 Member server to an NT domain. Don't bother trying to setup Active directory though. It will not work in that situation.

Since a member server does not do authentication, it will not affect the structure of the NT domain.

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I come to you again seeking help. We have a problem with our logon and startup to our Windows 7 Enterprise system. We have more than 3000 Windows Desktops situated in roughly 20+ buildings around
campus. Almost every computer on campus has the problem that I will be describing. I have spent over two months peering over etl files from Windows Performance Analyzer (A great product) and hundreds of thousands of event logs. I come to you today humbled
that I could not figure this out. The problem as simply put our logon times are extremely long. An average first time logon is roughly 2-10 minutes depending on the software installed. All computers are Windows 7, the oldest computers being 5 years old. Startup
times on various computers range from good (1-2 minutes) to very bad (5-60). Our second time logons range from 30 seconds to 4 minutes. We have a gigabit connection between each computer on the network. We have 5 domain controllers which also double as our
DNS servers.
My original posts on:
Technet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproperf/thread/e8400dbe-e6b8-4b1d-8851-a03e7af32e6e
Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/w5f38/network_logon_issues_with_group_policy_and/
I followed a lot of what you all told me to do from testing the domain controllers with dcdiag and also completing netlogon tests. I did group policy tests where I got rid of the group policy
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A:Major Network Logon Issues (8 Domain Controllers and 3.5 thousand workstations) DNS, Time Server, DHCP, and Group Policy Errors


I would like to suggest using Network Monitor to troubleshoot the issue.


Jeremy Wu
TechNet Community Support

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Windows 2000 SP4 Domain controller
XP Client machines

1) logon's can be slow
2) fileserver is on windows 2000 DC, BUT is only accessible at first logon, when the credentials are fresh. After a period of time, if you try to access the share (mapped) on the DC, explorer freezes. This happens on all clients that are on the domain. The only system not having an issue, is one that is not on the domain and runs on a local account.
3) upon accessing the mapped drive, there have been a series of different errors, such as a domain controller could not be found; name already in use, and security circumvension(?) detected...or something similar.
4) I have tried all registry fixes, such as the autodisconnect, keepalive, etc, as well as tcp acknowledgement attempts and frequency of occurences...which should have been fixed in SP3.
5) I recently noticed something in event viewer in the file replication service logs

Message 1

Following is the summary of warnings and errors encountered by File Replication Service while polling the Domain Controller MYSYSTEM.domain.com for FRS replica set configuration information.
Could not find computer object for this computer. Will try again at next polling cycle.
Message 2
The File Replication Service is no longer preventing the computer MYSYSTEM from becoming a domain controller. The system volume has been successfully initialized and the Netlogon service has been notified that the system volume is now... Read more

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I have connected my work computer to my home network. My user from work is logged onto the local machine but it has a domain the same as my domain at work. My home computers run win2k and win xp. They are on the same workgroup. Is there a way to allow the work computer to share files and see files with the home computers? Thanks for any help.

A:Networking Win2k workgroup and domain

You have to set up Printer and File sharing on the computer that you want you want to share the files on. In addition, you have to make each folder that you want shared set so that it can be shared.

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I have 30 computers that are able to join my new domain but one Win XP Pro machine can not. When attempting to join I get message domain cannot be found but I can ping the domain by both IP address and name. Also, when I use the Windows Explore the domain does not show under Microsoft connections like it does on other PCs that are not part of the domain. I did check the hosts file and nothing there seems to indicate any problems. This PC, to my knowledge, is setup like every other PC on my network. Any suggestions on what to try? Thanks to whoever can offer any suggestions.

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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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This is the message I get when trying to 'login' to Windows 2000 in Workstation mode.

"A domain controller could not be found for the specified domain"

There is no domain, nor was there ever a domain. Going into the computer in safe mode verifies (in system properties - identification - properties - member of) that the computer is setup for workgroup computing and not mistakenly setup to access a domain.

I get this message after changing the identity of the computer. All other settings are left untouched. Rebooting then gives me this message.

Any ideas?

A:Win2k cannot find domain ... in a workgroup!

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I have about 10 computers on my NT domain. Two NT Server Domain Controllers, about 7 desktops w/ win2k, a laptop with XP Home and a laptop with win2k. All of the computers are working fine except the win2k laptop. I have tried to add it to the domain but I get an error saying: "An error occurred to join the domain. The account is not authorized to log in from this station." I then try to map a network drive to any one of the domain computers and get a message: "\\server is not accessible." "The account is not authorized to log in from this station." When I browse the network, I can see the domain, but when I click it no computers are visible. Any ideas?

A:Win2k laptop not working with NT domain

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We have a workstation here that is running NT 4 wkstn and it will join our domain, but we can't see it in Active Directory Users and Computers. Obviously, it can't login to the domain for this reason. Does anyone have any ideas why? Thank you.

A:NT workstation can't login to Win2k domain

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I have a network of 10 computers running Win2k sp4 and a Win2k AD server. I'm trying to add 2 WinXP Pro SP2 computers to the domain --

They connect to the domain okay, and see the server, but when they try to get to a shared printer or any shared resource on the Win2k clients, they get an authentication error failure.

The printer has permissions set for 'everyone' to print.

One of the error messages the XP machine gets is 'unable to locate a domain controller to authenticate', but the user logged in to the domain in the first place.

I'm stuck -- any help would be appreciated thanks!


A:WinXP not seeing clients in Win2k Domain

Have you gone into "printer and faxes" and added the printer to the list (on the XP machines)?

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I work in a manufacturing enviornment. I have some engineers who have testers that from time to time need to be re-imaged and then renamed. After this is done, they always need me to come out and log the PC onto the Domain as administrator. Is there a Domain accout/group I can create and give them access to so that they can do this them selves, without giving them other Admin rights?

Thanks in advance.

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We have several Win 2000 servers tied into a domain. What I want to do is make a local admin only account on one of the servers, but when you make an account it's automatically domain admin.

Any ideas on how to do this?

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I have Cox @home for my ISP. They recently blocked port 80. I was running several small web sites off my Windows 2000 server. I use free DNS from ZoneEdit.com and hn.org. hn.org only allows you to put an IP and not another port after it - I thought of doing or something like that. ZoneEdit allows you to put AnotherHostedSite/whatever - so, I could use this for some of my sites becuase I do have a couple actually on a host company's servers. ZoneEdit allows you to only have 5 free uses of DNS. I need more sites than that. Yes, I could pay for thier wonderful service, but I'm pretty cheap and would like a way around it. These sites don't get a lot of traffic. Is there any other free DNS service that would work? Or any other way around this? What about something on my PC? Hmmm.... I wonder how DSL would work out?

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!!


A:My ISP blocked port 80... How can I still run my domain on my Win2K server?

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I have a Dell Windows 2000 Small Business Server (WIN2k SBS) that has been running smoothly for nearly 10 years. I also have a NAS device that is on the network and is set up as workgroup device.

Up until last week, I could browse under My Network Places-Entire Network-Microsoft Windows Network, and it would list both my Domain Controller network and also the workgroup. Now it only shows my Domain Controller network. HOWEVER - if I do a manual search on My Network Places for the workgroup, it finds it and I can access it and all of its resources. The workgroup name then appears in the tree, but if I click on the workgroup name, I get "Workgroup is not accessible. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available". Thus it seems that the workgroups are fully functional, just invisible.

I have done the following PRIOR to having this problem:
Installed Microsoft iSCSI Initiator on the Server, then uninstalled it (couldn't get it to work right)

New IPSEC errors have since appeared in Event Viewer, on server bootup -
Event Type: Error
Event Source: IPSEC
Event Category: None
Event ID: 4281
Date: 5/29/2011
Time: 3:59:59 PM
User: N/A
Computer: SERVER1
Unable to allocate required resources. Initialization failed.
0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 54 00 ......T.
0008: 00 00 00 00 b9 10 00 c0 ......
0010: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ Read more

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