Global Catalogue Server failing in Windows 2000 AD
Posted on 2004-11-15
Have got a Windows 2000 Domain with two DC's, two app servers, two database servers and a bunch of work stations. I also have a test domain that sits as a child domain of the production network and a two way trust exists between the two domains
I have configured one of the DC's to act as PDC/Operations Master and to run the Infrastructure Master service. I have configured the other DC to act as a Global Catalogue Server.
Recently I've noticed a couple of issues with various directory functions (such as Security Events not being recorded in the event log and changes to Group Policy not propogating across the network. Have run dcdiag.exe on the PDC/Ops Master and got the folloeing error:
Running enterprise tests on : dealers.coopbank
Starting test: Intersite
......................... dealers.coopbank passed test Intersite
Starting test: FsmoCheck
Warning: DcGetDcName(GC_SERVER_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355
A Global Catalog Server could not be located - All GC's are down.
......................... dealers.coopbank failed test FsmoCheck
I've double-checked the configuration to make sure it's as I intended, and rebooted both DC's, but the error still persists. I'm not overly familiar with GC, but have a suspiscion that all of the problems I'm encountering are related.
Any advice gratefully received