Windows 2003 SBS cannot obtain the domain controller name event ID: 1054

Greetings Experts!
Perhaps you guys could help in resolving this issue for me...
On a freshly installed Windows 2003 SBS fully patched Server, I'm getting the following error message: Event ID: 1054
Windows cannot get the Domain Controller name for you network. (And unexplained network error ocurred). Group policy processing aborted.

Server is set up as: server.local.com, dcdiag and netdiag results passed OK.

Thank you in advance for you assistance.
cosmicIPAChief cat herderAsked:
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blin2000Commented:
I would check the DNS settings first.

Event ID Troubleshooting
Event ID 1054 - Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer ... You also receive the Event ID 1054 in the application event log: ...
http://www.chicagotech.net/wineventid.htm 
cosmicIPAChief cat herderAuthor Commented:
The SBS IP config shows:
IP: 192.168.1.11
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gate: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 192.168.1.11

netdiag passed. The DNS appears to be set correctly as all the DNS entries for the DC are registered on the DNS Server '192.168.1.11'.
How should I test to see if it is setup correctly as a DC?
dhoustonieCommented:
What speed is your NIC?
What type is the NIC and the Switch/hub it is attached to?

If it is a 1 GB  NIC and Hub there can be an incompatability, where it does not detect itself.
You could try changing the media sensing down to a lower setting until the errors go away.

David
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Wait a minute... what do you mean the server is set up as server.local.com??

Please run "systeminfo" at a command prompt and post the results here.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
cosmicIPAChief cat herderAuthor Commented:
The embedded NIC and HUB are both Gigabit w/ good response times between the two and none dropped.

Here is the systeminfo >

Host Name:  Server
OS Name: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Small Business
OS Version: 5.2.3790 Service Pack 1 Build 3790
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corp
OS Configuration: Primary Domain Controller
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Happy Person
Registered Organization: The Happy People
Product ID: OEM Numbers
Original Install Date: 8/11/2006, 2:52:34 PM
System Up Time: 3 Days, 0 Hours, 6 Min
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
System Type: X86-based PC
Processor (s): 2 Processors Installed.
[01] : x86 Family 15 Modle 35 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD
[02] : x86 Family 15 Modle 35 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD
BIOS Version: AMI - 7000613
Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS
System Directory: C:\WINDDOWS\system32
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskDmVolumes\ServerDg0\Volume1
System Local: en-us ; English (United States)
Input Local: en-us ; English (United States)
Time Zone: (GMT - 09:00) Alaska
Total Physical Memory: 2,047 MB
Available Physical Memory: 1,208 MB
Page File: Max Size: 3,944 MB
Page File: Available: 3,344 MB
Page File: In Use: 600 MB
Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
Domain: DOMAIN.local
Logon Server: \\SERVERNAME
Hotfix(s): 83 Hotfixs Installed
2 NIC(S) Installed.
[01] : 1394 Net Adapter
          Connection Name: 1394 Connection
          DHCP Enabled: Yes
          DHCP Server: N/A
[02] : Nvidia nForce Networking Controller
          Connection Noame: Server Local Area Connection
          DHCP Enabled: No
          IP address(es)
          [01] : 192.168.1.11

         
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Well, it's fine that you edited out "some" information, but I did need to see the Product ID, which is not your Key, it's the media version you are using as well as the system manufacturer and model.  Why would you think that this information shouldn't be shared?

I also would have wanted to see the entire list of hotfix(s) installed, even though a number of them will only say "File 1" or something like that.  Especially because you say this server is "fully patched" yet you are short about 50 hotfixes.

Please repost a full systeminfo again.;  The only lines that really have any personal information are as follows:
Registered Owner
Registered Organization
Domain
and perhaps HostName and Logon Server, but if you edit these, be consistent in your edits so I know that you don't have a problem there.

Thanks.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
cosmicIPAChief cat herderAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry Jeff, here it is:

Host Name:                 DENALI
OS Name:                   Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003 for Small Business Server
OS Version:                5.2.3790 Service Pack 1 Build 3790
OS Manufacturer:           Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration:          Primary Domain Controller
OS Build Type:             Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner:          
Registered Organization:  
Product ID:                74995-OEM-4212991-91517
Original Install Date:     8/11/2006, 2:52:34 PM
System Up Time:            3 Days, 23 Hours, 41 Minutes, 35 Seconds
System Manufacturer:       System manufacturer
System Model:              System Product Name
System Type:               X86-based PC
Processor(s):              2 Processor(s) Installed.
                           [01]: x86 Family 15 Model 35 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2009 Mhz
                           [02]: x86 Family 15 Model 35 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2009 Mhz
BIOS Version:              A M I  - 7000613
Windows Directory:         C:\WINDOWS
System Directory:          C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device:               \Device\HarddiskDmVolumes\DenaliDg0\Volume1
System Locale:             en-us;English (United States)
Input Locale:              en-us;English (United States)
Time Zone:                 (GMT-09:00) Alaska
Total Physical Memory:     2,047 MB
Available Physical Memory: 1,227 MB
Page File: Max Size:       3,944 MB
Page File: Available:      3,313 MB
Page File: In Use:         631 MB
Page File Location(s):     C:\pagefile.sys
Domain:                    GROCERY.local
Logon Server:              \\Denali
Hotfix(s):                 83 Hotfix(s) Installed.
                           [01]: File 1
                           [02]: File 1
                           [03]: File 1
                           [04]: File 1
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Network Card(s):           2 NIC(s) Installed.
                           [01]: 1394 Net Adapter
                                 Connection Name: 1394 Connection
                                 DHCP Enabled:    Yes
                                 DHCP Server:     N/A
                                 IP address(es)
                           [02]: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
                                 Connection Name: Server Local Area Connection
                                 DHCP Enabled:    No
                                 IP address(es)
                                 [01]: 192.168.1.11
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
So, from the looks of things, you did not successfully install all Five parts of the SBS SP1 package.  Specifically, it looks as though Windows Server 2003 SP1 was not applied.  The following critical patches or Service Pack components are not installed:

912442
916803
889101 (Win2k3 SP1)
896422
905915
912812
913446
916281

So, please review http://sbsurl.com/sp1 for complete instructions on how to accomplish this update.  Since it looks as though you have already applied SBS SP1 without first installing Win2k3 SP1, you will most likely have to apply Win2k3 SP1 and then reinstall SBS SP1.

Once your server truly is fully patched, then we can see if that error still exists.

Jeff
TechSoEasy

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cosmicIPAChief cat herderAuthor Commented:
Thank you Jeff, I'll do it and get back soon.
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