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Errors managing active directory users remotely

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when i try to open the active directory users and computers mmc plugin on my workstation i get the error

naming information cannot be located because:
the server is not operational.

I can manage users from the server, and i can logon from workstations, and use terminal client, etc.
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by:stevenlewis
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From M$
"The Server Is Not Operational" Error Message in Active Directory Tools
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q223/3/21.ASP
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by:andsome
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i did see that, but it doesn't offer any specific solutions, and since communication between server and workstations is otherwise unaffected i'm stumped. I appreciate the help.
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by:stevenlewis
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any error messages on the server event viewer?
are all the appropriate services started on the server? In your dns, do you hve the correct svr records?
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by:andsome
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no, a matter of fact, the windows DNS server is chaos at the moment. I have unix servers providing DNS services and did not want to use the windows server as such, but i didn't realize how integrated DNS and active directory are
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by:stevenlewis
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DNS is required for AD. I think if you look there you will find the problem. It is looking for the svr records to tell it where to find the info
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by:Housenet
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-Point your station to the unix dns server for resolution.. Load up the adminpak.msi on the station.
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by:andsome
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all the workstations are pointed to the unix servers for dns, and i'm having no problems with resolution. stations can find each other via host names, including the win2000 server. However, svr records are not getting updated correctly. i am getting the message - "server unable to interpret format"
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-Active Directory works well with bind 8.1.2, which supports the srv record and the dynamic update protocol and bind 4.9.7, which supports the SRV record only. What do you have ?
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by:andsome
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Our unix server do not support svr, as it turns out.

thanks for the comments
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by:Housenet
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andsome a good alternative is to install DNS server on a 2000 DC & use the forwarders option to query your unix servers for host resolution. A basic extention of you existing dns infrastructure.
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Thanks
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