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Windows cannot determine the user or computer name

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Hi all.  I have been working on a script to move PC, and profile to our new domain.  I got everything working great as far as the move goes.  Now i am having a hardtime applying group policies.  I have run the secedit /enfore command and i get the error "Windows cannot determine the user or computer name".

I have checked my DNS setting, and my security settings for the GPO.  

The computer shows up in AD in the new domainm, and i can communicate with it.  When i apply a login script to the user profile, it works OK.

I JUST CANT APPLY GPOs

Please help.
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Re-check your DNS. (Assuming DNS is running on your DC:) Your DC needs to point to itself *only* for DNS resolution (the IP address, NOT 127.0.1). The clients need to point to your DC as well *only* for DNS. On your DNS server, delete the root zone (".") if present in your forward lookup zones, and configure forwarders to point to your ISP's DNS.
In your DNS settings as well, make sure Dynamic Updates are enabled. Verify that you have a host name entry for your DC, and that the SRV records were created.

Event ID 1000 Is Logged in the Application Event Log
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=261007

Frequently Asked Questions About Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003 DNS
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291382

Best practices for DNS client settings in Windows 2000 Server and in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=825036

How to Verify the Creation of SRV Records for a Domain Controller
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=241515

Once you've checked all of this, you might consider this:
Windows Cannot Determine the User or Computer Name
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=329708
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Thanks for all the valuable information for this fix.
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