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event 8231 every 4 minutes after rebooting from MS patch installation

Installed the MS patch for exchange KB916803 for Exchange 2003 SP2 non-cluster.

- Upon reboot, system logs repeat entries with event id 8231 every 5 minutes or so.
Permanent failure reported by policy group provider for 'CN=System Policies,CN=xxxxx,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=xxxxxx,DC=com':'MAD.EXE', error=80040103.  Taking provider offline.

- 8213 is logged also, every 25 minutes
System Attendant Service failed to create session for virtual machine xxxxx. The error number is 0xc103073a.

- Exchange appears to be processing mail fine.

- However, now I attempted to add a user to another user's Mailbox Rights, and LDAP could not be accessed.  The following errors were logged upon attempting to search for a user in Mailbox rights.

- 8260
Could not open LDAP session to directory 'server.network.com' using local service credentials. Cannot access Address List configuration information.  Make sure the server 'server.network.com' is running.  DC=xxxx,DC=com

- 8026
LDAP Bind was unsuccessful on directory xxxxxx.xxxx.com for distinguished name ''. Directory returned error:[0x51] Server Down.  DC=xxxx,DC=com

- 8250
The Win32 API call 'DsGetDCNameW' returned error code [0x54b] The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.  The service could not be initialized.  Make sure that the operating system was installed properly.

Please assist.

thank you in advance.
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itneonatalAuthor Commented:
Thank you for both suggestions. I should provide a little more information.  Both articles referred to a remote domain, and the RUS requirements for updating them respectively.

1- I have a single domain that I believe has nothing to do with a remote domain
2- I have a single exchange server
3- The server was migrated from a 5.5 instance 8 months ago, and has had zero problems to date

any other thoughts?  Is the MS update a coincidence?
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itneonatalAuthor Commented:
Additional observation: Exchange server unable to see/find the domaincontroller
1) Opened RUS properties
2) clicked [browse] on the Windows Domain Controller
3) received error, "The specified domain either does not exist or cannot be contacted".  
4) ran smtpdiag.exe to confirm domain controller problem. Received error, Failed to connect to the domain controller.
5) I CAN ping the same fully qualified machine name for the domain controller that is listed in the RUS properties

help  :-)
itneonatalAuthor Commented:
6) using Active Directore for Users & Computers, choose a group, select the tab [Members]
7) Warning message, "A global catalog cannot be located to retrieve the icons for the member list. Some icons may not be shown.".  click OK and the members are listed after all.
itneonatalAuthor Commented:
The problem APPEARS to be missing DNS entries on the DC/DNS server as diagnosed in the following tech support event.  I will confirm within a day or so.

Thank you for your effort.
itneonatalAuthor Commented:
Case closed as noted in the event link that was posted above..
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