Active Directory FSMO keeps searching for non-existent DC
Posted on 2004-03-24
I have a network operating with a single FSMO on which I recently removed a reference to a non-existent domain controller in another site (it is non-existent because a connection between the two was never made)... Long story short I had one HELL of a time getting rid of it, but finally it appears to be gone...
That is until I started packet sniffing with Ethereal. Every few minutes I notice that the FSMO server is sending out a broadcast over NBNS "Name query NB OCULUS-NL<00>"
I can't find any reference to this server on the FSMO in Active Directory, but something MUST be hiding in there somewhere. I also notice that when I log into my XP workstation that the OCULUS domain is listed as an option to log in, separate from our primary domain option - where in the world is this coming from? FINALLY... The system event log spits out (every two hours):
Event Type: Error
Event Source: NETLOGON
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5719
Time: 4:09:47 PM
No Windows NT or Windows 2000 Domain Controller is available for domain OCULUS. The following error occurred:
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.
0000: 5e 00 00 c0 ^..À
This is driving me to the brink of making it a triple-shot in the morning.