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Re: Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domai [message #364493] Sun, 10 January 2010 17:08
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"Ace Fekay [MVP-DS, MCT]" <> wrote in message
Apparently you multiposted this and not cross-posted this. I cross-posted it
for you to the AD newsgroup. Jsut check back here for responses from both

Here was my response:


> "Lee" <> wrote in message
>> Hi
>> This problem has been driving me nuts for two days now. I'm receiving
>> the following error in the event log when a user tried to login.
>> Event Type: Error
>> Event Source: Userenv
>> Event Category: None
>> Event ID: 1054
>> Date: 10/01/2010
>> Time: 18:37:28
>> Computer: PC6
>> Description:
>> Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer
>> network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be
>> contacted. ). Group Policy processing aborted.
>> For more information, see Help and Support Center at
>> I've done a lot of research, I've changed the reg settings to increase
>> the netlogon time etc, changed network cards (i'm currently using a
>> Intel card).
>> The computers are joined to the network, the users can login but that
>> error keeps appearing - stopping the policy from being applied.
>> I have a Windows 2008 Standard server and the client machines are Win
>> XP SP3.
>> Can anyone help?
>> Thanks
>> Lee
> Please post an unedited ipconfig /all from the domain controller, and from
> a sample workstation.
> Do the DCs' A record exist in the zone?
> Does the LdapIpAddress record (the one that says, "same as parent"), exist
> in the zone for each DC? A DC 's netlogon service, not the network card
> services, will register an LdapIpAddress record for each DC.
> How many domains exist in your forest?
> This will help us evaluate and give us a start at diagnosis. It's usually
> not recommended to make any registry changes with the netlogon service or
> registration behavior where a simple configuration could be causing the
> issue.
> --
> Ace
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> Please reply back to the newsgroup or forum for collaboration benefit
> among responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your
> resolution.
> Ace Fekay, MVP, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE &
> MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
> Microsoft Certified Trainer
> Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
> If you feel this is an urgent issue and require immediate assistance,
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