Enrollment Issue Win2k Domain WinXP Client

Posted on 2003-11-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Our domain Controller, Win2k Server, crashed and died.

We reloaded the OS

set up the Domain again (with the same domain name)

removed all the WinXP clients from the domain

and added them to the domain again.

the following event logs keep occuring, and I think it is causeing network issues.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      AutoEnrollment
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      15
Date:            11/28/2003
Time:            9:16:00 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      ABNSYDPC004
Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b).  The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
  Enrollment will not be performed.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at


Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1054
Date:            11/28/2003
Time:            9:15:00 AM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      ABNSYDPC004
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


Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Application Hang
Event Category:      (101)
Event ID:      1002
Date:            11/27/2003
Time:            2:25:54 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      ABNSYDPC004
Hanging application , version, hang module hungapp, version, hang address 0x00000000.

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0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74   Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 48 61 6e 67   ion Hang
0010: 20 20 20 30 2e 30 2e 30      0.0.0
0018: 2e 30 20 69 6e 20 68 75   .0 in hu
0020: 6e 67 61 70 70 20 30 2e   ngapp 0.
0028: 30 2e 30 2e 30 20 61 74   0.0.0 at
0030: 20 6f 66 66 73 65 74 20    offset
0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30   00000000

These messages are continious.

I really need some help as I have tried Technet and dont seem to be able to get a straight answer.

Thanks in Advance
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bhoehne earned 500 total points
ID: 9835608
A think all the above errors occur on the clients?

Some questions
- Your Server is also DHCP and Active Directory Integrated DNS Server? If so, are you shure DNS & DHCP is setup correctly? (i.e. authorising DHCP, etc.)
- You setup your Domain Controller and added the clients to the new identically named domain manually on the "AD Users and Computers" or did you make a "real" domainjoin from the client?
   If the first: Delete all XP Client Computer Accounts from AD again and make a client side domain-join. Did this solve your problems?
   If the second: You haven't done anythink to the XP clients, despite making a domainjoin to the new domain?

You can play around with the "netdiag.exe" tool (Win2k server support tools). See Q247811 for more details.

Two other places to look at: Q260371 - "Troubleshooting Common Active Directory Setup Issues in Windows 2000" and Q237675 - "Setting Up the Domain Name System for Active Directory".

Author Comment

ID: 9836307
I removed each PC from the domain, to work group, using the network wizard

and then run the wizard again to add to the new domain


Author Comment

ID: 9841799
Problem Solved

DNS on client (and server) in an Active Directory has to be pointing at the AD Server, otherwise this problem will occur and the network actually lags a lot.

DNS issue resolved now, including the forwarding correctly setup

thanks for the help, but I still had a lot of testing and research to find the problem.

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