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Hello Experts I have a Windows 2000 Server as a Domain controller this is the only server on the network, it is hooked up to a router thats is managed by our ISP. Today we had abut 4 power surges for a perios of 30 seconds, after this was over now the server does not have internet access, and none of the client machines cant see the server or login to the domain. nobody can see each other at all...i have power off swtiches, rebooted server and computer power on and off the router and still no success.......no one can see each other at all.  Can anyone help me determine whats the problem?? our company is shutdown because of this. Thanks
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by:Pete Long
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start >run >services

make sure DNS is running :)
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oops start >run >services.msc
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Thanks it seems liek our switches died,,,,,,,,,I tried a new switch and it seems to work fine.......(DNS was running, it automatically starts when I rebooted the server)
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I was just about to add that...  

Switches should be on UPS devices to prevent the circuits from getting fried - just as in your case.

Make sure the new switch is on a UPS this time.

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the switches were on a surge protector and the surge protector was plugged in to a UPS
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They must have gotten a surge through the network cabling.  Nasty....!

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Do you know of a utility  that will make sure that the time on my server' system tray is accurate? something that will sync with a time server or something like that
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It's built in.

The command is:

net time /setsntp:{timesource}

There are some government servers available you could sync with - just Google for them for one closet to you.

As far as the workstations go - if they're part of the domain they sync with the PDC emulator automatically.

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Netman is correct :)

Setting the Correct Time


Your clients can get there time from a central server by using the following command

net time /setsntp:<IP address of server>

This can be run either from a login script OR a batchfile set to run at boot

*****To set the time on a central server*****

You can set your server to get its time from a public network time server using the same command you used above.

net time /setsntp:<IP address of server>

To get the address of a public time server either contact your ISP of here is a list of public access time servers

http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock1a.html


********If all thats too much Hassle*********

Set your server to atomic time using third party software

Freeware

http://www.philex.net/clock/
http://www.rocketsoftware.com/rockettime/screenshot.asp
http://www.lmhsoft.com/timesync/
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ThanQ
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