Cannot Ping, unable to initialize windows sockets
Posted on 2006-03-20
I had a domain controller at a remote location. I needed to demote this server then promote it to a DC again. However, the demotion was unsuccessful and its data in Active directory remained. I managed to remove the data from the active directory using adsiedit.exe.
Now when i tried to promote the Member server to a DC again it said it could not locate the domain or a domain controller. Obviously something was up so i tried to ping one of our domain controllers but it comes up with the following message:
'unable to initialize the windows sockets interface, error code 0'
Any ideas what has happened here?
200 points up for grabs as i need to get this server back up as a domain controller pretty soon.
Thanks in adavnce,