I'm connected to the Domain but I'm not, please HELP...
From: Kelvin Beaton (kelvin)
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 16:48:19 -0600
I've had my network and domain running for a year or so now.
Windows 2003 DC (current on service packs)
Windows 2003 member server
Windows 2000 (used to be the DC but brought then new one on months ago)
I'm not aware of any changes to the network, but ass of a day or so ago I
have the following symptom.
>From a Windows XP work station if I go to Control Panel\User
Accounts\Advanced Tab\Advanced button\Groups\Administrators\Add, and if I
clik on Locations, under the list of locations to search, the only option is
my local computer name. The Domain is not listed.
If I click on a folder then choose the Security Tab and try and add a user
of group from the Domain and click on Locations I get the same thing, only
the local computer name, the Domain is not an option.
These symptoms are the same for a new computer and also computers that have
been on the network. I've tested this on my computer and it acts the same as
the new one.
When I setup the new PC I added it to the domain and it showed up in the
Computers folder like normal. So that seemed fine.
I also noticed that when I try and open an MMC that I created on my
workstation and have used for a year of so, now I can't open it.
The box is titled, Active Directory, "Naming information cannot be located
because: The specified domain either does not exist of could not be
contacted. Contact your system administrator to verify that your domain is
properly configured and is currently online."
I have also noticed that when users a logging in it takes a long time. First
it says Loading Personal Setting and then it says Applying Person Settings
and it takes 2-3 minutes to load. They can log in. I have created new users
and they can log in.
Can anyone shed light on this issue?
Any advice would be appreciated.