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Help: A computer lost connection to a domain.

by billty99 / May 2, 2007 10:56 PM PDT

One of the computers in the office suddenly lost connection to the domain. When its user tries to open shared folders his access is denied, because of that. But when you use the Administrator account you get access, but you have to retype your username and password, as if it doesn't remember that you've logged on with them. If I try to log on as different user the access is denied, because the domain could not be found. I removed the PC from the domain and when I tried to join it to the domain again, here's what error I get:

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A domain controller for the domain DOMAINNAME could not be contacted.

Details:
Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

DNS was successfully queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain novelconsult.net:

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.novelconsult.net

The following domain controllers were identified by the query:

bigboy.DOMAINNAME

Common causes of this error include:

- Host (A) records that map the name of the domain controller to its IP addresses are missing or contain incorrect addresses.

- Domain controllers registered in DNS are not connected to the network or are not running.
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But the DC is running! This is the only one computer that have problems, so it's not the DC computer. There is also connection to the internet and now, when this PC is not part of the domain, I can connect to it, typing one of all the user's UN/PW. I don't know what to do. Does anyone else have ideas of what should I do?

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Check their HOSTS file and...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2007 11:04 PM PDT
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by billty99 / May 3, 2007 10:32 PM PDT

Thank you very much. WinSockFix fixed it.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2007 10:50 PM PDT
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