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Server is not responding to directory service or login requests - HELP!

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  • I volunteer at a non-profit and we are starting to have problems with one of our Win2003 Servers.  I tried joining someone to the domain and I get 

    "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 than can resolve DNS names"  

    If I try to attempt to add a backup AD server I get "The AD installation requires domain configuration changes,  but whether these changes have been made on the DC sphdsrv03.sphd.org is undertermined.  the Installation process has quit " The system can not find the file specified"

     

     

    When running DCDIAG I get server is not responding to directory service requests

    Here is the DCDIAG /V

     

    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]

    (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

     

    P:\>dcdiag /v

     

    Domain Controller Diagnosis

     

    Performing initial setup:

       * Verifying that the local machine sphdsrv03, is a DC.

       * Connecting to directory service on server sphdsrv03.

       * Collecting site info.

       * Identifying all servers.

       * Identifying all NC cross-refs.

       * Found 1 DC(s). Testing 1 of them.

       Done gathering initial info.

     

    Doing initial required tests

     

       Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SPHDSRV03

          Starting test: Connectivity

             * Active Directory LDAP Services Check

             The host c5986197-401c-4e5d-91d3-4eaee9dcd6fe._msdcs.sphd.org could not

     be resolved to an

             IP address.  Check the DNS server, DHCP, server name, etc

             Although the Guid DNS name

             (c5986197-401c-4e5d-91d3-4eaee9dcd6fe._msdcs.sphd.org) couldn't be

             resolved, the server name (sphdsrv03.sphd.org) resolved to the IP

             address (192.168.1.211) and was pingable.  Check that the IP address

             is registered correctly with the DNS server.

             ......................... SPHDSRV03 failed test Connectivity

     

    Doing primary tests

     

       Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SPHDSRV03

          Skipping all tests, because server SPHDSRV03 is

          not responding to directory service requests

          Test omitted by user request: Topology

          Test omitted by user request: CutoffServers

          Test omitted by user request: OutboundSecureChannels

          Test omitted by user request: VerifyReplicas

          Test omitted by user request: VerifyEnterpriseReferences

          Test omitted by user request: CheckSecurityError

     

       Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

          Starting test: CrossRefValidation

             ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

     

          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

             ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

     

       Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

          Starting test: CrossRefValidation

             ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

     

          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

             ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

     

       Running partition tests on : Schema

          Starting test: CrossRefValidation

             ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation

          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

             ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom

     

       Running partition tests on : Configuration

          Starting test: CrossRefValidation

             ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation

          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

             ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom

     

       Running partition tests on : sphd

          Starting test: CrossRefValidation

             ......................... sphd passed test CrossRefValidation

          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

             ......................... sphd passed test CheckSDRefDom

     

       Running enterprise tests on : sphd.org

          Starting test: Intersite

             Skipping site Default-First-Site-Name, this site is outside the scope

             provided by the command line arguments provided.

             ......................... sphd.org passed test Intersite

          Starting test: FsmoCheck

             GC Name: \\sphdsrv03.sphd.org

             Locator Flags: 0xe00003fd

             PDC Name: \\sphdsrv03.sphd.org

             Locator Flags: 0xe00003fd

             Time Server Name: \\sphdsrv03.sphd.org

             Locator Flags: 0xe00003fd

             Preferred Time Server Name: \\sphdsrv03.sphd.org

             Locator Flags: 0xe00003fd

             KDC Name: \\sphdsrv03.sphd.org

             Locator Flags: 0xe00003fd

             ......................... sphd.org passed test FsmoCheck

          Test omitted by user request: DNS

          Test omitted by user request: DNS

    Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:01 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Post ipconfig /all of each DC and a problem workstation.

    Ensure the followings on DCs-
    1. Each DC / DNS server points to its private IP address as primary DNS server and other internal DNS servers as secondary ones
    2. Each DC has just one IP address and one network adapter is enabled (disable unused NICs).
    3. If multiple NICs (enabled and disabled) are present on server, make sure the active NIC should be on top in NIC binding.
    4. Contact your ISP and get valid DNS IPs from them and add it in to the forwarders, Do not set public DNS server in TCP/IP setting of DC.

    Ensure the followings on clients-
    1. Each client machine points to local DNS server server as primary DNS and other remote DNS servers as secondary.
    2. Do not set public DNS server in TCP/IP setting of WS.

    Once you are done with above, run "ipconfig /flushdns & ipconfig /registerdns", restart DNS and NETLOGON service on each DC and workstation.


    Abhijit Waikar - MCSA 2003|MCSA 2003:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:SA
    Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:10 PM