Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable?
Posted on 2006-07-07
We had a laptop that had not logged into the domain for 6 months. After connecting it to the Lan and logging in , we could not access the network drive and when we browsed the network to access the 2003 server that has the mapped drive, a user name and password box would popup.
I first reset the computer account in AC but that did not work. So, I renamed the computer and rejoined it to the domain. After the restart , I got the following message when I tried to login with the same user name that I got in before changing the name.
"Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later. If this message continues to appear, contact your system administrator for assistance."
I have tired rejoin but I get the same message.
We have one 2003 DC and about 10 workstations.