many errors like this

Posted on 2006-04-04
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1054
Date:            4/4/2006
Time:            10:02:55 AM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      ANNSLACOMB
Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

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Question by:millerdog
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    Expert Comment

    Is the computer part of a Domain or was it previously?  If so, is it connected to the network/domain?  What OS do you run?  Is this a home or work PC?

    This message is received when the computer is a member of a Domain and network issues are stopping it contacting the Domain Controller for authentication during login.
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    Expert Comment

    Sound like a dns issue. Make sure you dns settings are correct as well as nic card link light, the ip address and rejoin domain for the last step.
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    Accepted Solution

    There can be numerous reasons for this message. The one I have found is most common, is incorrect DNS configuration. Check the following:
    -The DNS Server's DNS entries in it's NIC TCP/IP properties should only point to itself
    -The Workstations, and member servers, should only point to your DNS server in their NIC TCP/IP properties, whether statically or through DHCP
    -The DNS server should be configured with the ISP's DNS servers as forwarders in the DNS management console. Do not add the ISP's DNS to the NIC's DNS entries
    -On the DHCP server add the DNS server's IP to option 006 in the DHCP scope
    -Make sure on the workstation's NIC TCP/IP properties, under advanced/DNS that if entered the DNS suffix is correct. If not added, it is a good idea to add it there or through the DHCP scope.

    Other possible causes can be found at:

    Author Comment

    Thanks. I will inform the DNS admin.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Rob Williams
    Thanks millerdog, good luck with it.

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