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Posted on 2004-09-25
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I was recently getting an error when opening AD users and computers - Naming information cannot be located because: Logon attempt failed. Contact your system administrator to verify that your domain is properly configured and is currently online."

I was told to issue these commands to solve the problem:

secedit /configure /cfg %systemroot%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb

secedit /configure /cfg %systemroot%\repair\secdc.inf /db secdc.sdb

What exactly will these commands do?
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These commands will repair your security settings as the error you are getting is when your security settings have become corrupt.  Take a look at this link:

http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/38730/38730.html

Hope this helps :)
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OK - that is where we got them from too :)  Issues are since resolved, but after those commands were issued, my Exchange 2000 servers would not start properly - I needed help from M$ as something in the GPO had been changed and would not allow Exchange to start - could these commands have caused the problem with Exchange?
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If Exchange was on the same machine...possibe, but not probable.  I have run this command before on machines that were Exchange servers and never once did it affect the Exchange server.  Glad it is all resolved now :)
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yeah - totally different machines - weird - I dunno what happened - but I gotta say the guy from Microsoft was really good - my second experience with needing to call for paid support - got it totally squared away - $245 was a small price to pay for the help I got at 7:30am on a Saturday morning.
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Sometimes we need to go straight to the top for the answers :) $245 is not bad for an early AM weekend call!
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