Where is my W2K Domain Controller?
Posted on 2006-06-16
Hello! I have a small network (one domain controller (W2K Advanced Server) and three worstations (XP Pro)). Once upon a time they all worked fine together but I moved about six months ago and have had nothing but trouble since.
The problem I'm having now is that my workstations don't appear to be communicating with the domain controller (although I can log on each of the workstations and explore all of the network computers through My Network Places). Today however, I noticed that I could not see a share on one of my workstations from another of the workstations. When I checked the share permissions I saw that no domain users have any permissions to the share. When I tried to add domain users to the permissions, the domain was not visible in the "Locations" screen and I could not manually add any domain users to the permission list. From another workstation I went to the command prompt and typed NET USER administrator /DOMAIN and received the following error:
System error 1355 has occurred.
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
I have to say that it has been a long time since I wore a network administrator's hat and I've probably forgotten more than I care to admit. If anyone can help me troubleshoot these problems, I'd be very grateful.