troubleshooting Question

Global Catalog Server not found

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Windows Server 2003
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I am in a serious pickle. I have 1 DC, a Windows Server 2003 box that has been running fine for 1 year. I was bringing up a 2nd server to act as a 2nd DC. I brought it up 1 week ago and it never replicated properly -- never created the SYSVOL or NETLOGON shares. I did some researching in MS and found a registry key to add (I don't remember the exact name right now - Journal ... that needed to be set to 1). I did that and then all hell broke loose. I am now in the following situation:

1. My existing DC - JumboJack - is no longer responding as a PDC or Global Catalog Server.
2. No other servers - Slyder (my new server) or DoubleDouble (my Win2K Exchange Server) can connect to the domain

When I run DCDiag I get "A Global Catalog Server could not be located - all GC's are down" under the FSMOCheck test.

HELP!!
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