Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Domain Policy Changes Automatically - Blocks access to DC

Posted on 2004-10-26
5
Medium Priority
?
206 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Hi—

I recently setup a new Windows 2003 domain with about fifteen Windows XP SP1 workstations.  These PCs were migrated from a Windows 2000 domain.  I took the Windows 2003 Domain Controller Policy from another one of our networks with exactly the same setup, just a different domain name.  The network policies seem to work fine until several hours later when the users cannot access the DC (also our file server).  I double-checked the policy and block inheritance is checked, and the policy does not seem to change.  If I re-import the old policy and run gpupdate to refresh it, and the users login/logout it works fine again until a few hours later when access is blocked to the server.

I am not running any firewall software and the Windows XP firewall is disabled.  All PCs can see each other and connect at all times, even when they cannot connect to the DC.

Does anyone have any suggestions to resolve the problem, or determine the source of the problem?

Thanks for your help!

Bill
0
Comment
Question by:psuwtb
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:kelo501
ID: 12417132
Bill,

If you have not already started useing it, download GPMC from microsoft downloads.  In there you can run a result of policy against and machine based on the current logged on user or anyother user.  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/gpmc/default.mspx

reset your machine so that it works wioth the steps above and run a report.
then check in 90 min to see if the issue returns.  90 min is the defult gprefresh period.

once the issue returns run the report again and compare the two reports.

In most cases you will clearly see where the the change is comming from and can then change it.

If you need help just post back...  

Kelo501
0
 

Author Comment

by:psuwtb
ID: 12449902
Kelo501--

Thanks for the advice but I was able to solve the problem on my own.  As part of the migration process, I left the old DC running.  The only difference between the new DC and the old one to the rest of the workstations, was a different IP address.  This causes numerous conflicts.  Once I removed the old DC was the network and changed it's IP and hostname, the problems resolved on there own.

Bill
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:kelo501
ID: 12458629
Wow yea that will cause alot of issues.

It is a good idea to leave the old server around for a bit just to mak sure but alway pull the network connection.

Its the silly things that get us all the time.

kelo
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
modulo earned 0 total points
ID: 12856378
Closed, 200 points refunded.

modulo
Community Support Moderator
Experts Exchange
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

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

by Batuhan Cetin Within the dynamic life of an IT administrator, we hold many information in our minds like user names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, incomes, service tags, bills and the order from our wives to buy milk when coming back to home.…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …
Suggested Courses

610 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