Solved

Active Directory Users and Computers Connection Problem

Posted on 2004-10-14
3
151 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hello,

I have a Windows 2000 AD domain. I'm using Windows XP SP1 on my workstations. I have the Administration tools for AD installed on my XP machine.

My problem is this. I sometimes lose my connection to Active Directory. I'll open Active Directory Users and Computers and sometimes see a "cannot find domain" or an RPC unavailable error. Restarting the PC will allow me to again connect to AD with Active Directory Users and Computers. I'm also able to sometimes get access by specifying a different domain controller in the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I'm not sure that this is a workstation specific problem. One of my co-workers has the same problem on his XP machine. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Rod
0
Comment
Question by:reason100
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
Debsyl99 earned 250 total points
ID: 12311882
Hi

Yes I had this on the only two XP-SP1 machines on the domain (win 2k machines no problem) - sporadically just disconnecting from the network for no good reason - very intermittently and with no pattern to it. I don't know if yours is the same issue, but it appeared to start after applying further windows update patches. On the ones I had (they were Dells) running an ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew corrected it until the next time. Nothing in event logs either but you may as well have a look. AFter further patches this problem seems to have vanished and I never managed to narrow it down.  I'd consider enabling netbios over tcp/ip on the nic, and adding an entry for the server on your lmhosts file to see if that helps at all.

Deb :))
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:reason100
ID: 12320671
I'll give that a try. It's more of an annoyance than anything right now. Thanks Deb.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:reason100
ID: 12493196
I found that if I added the hostnames along with their respective IP addresses to the hosts file, I don't have the problem.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
We have put together a white paper that aims to explain how MSPs can both improve their offering and ease the pain of after-hours service by: -Suggesting changes to workflow -Indicating how to rework policy to suit your team -Providing ConnectW…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question