[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

Active directory not working after adding three new users.

Posted on 2006-10-25
7
Medium Priority
?
526 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi guys,

I added three new users to the active directory yesterday evening.  This morning I've had a number of users unable to connect to the servers and also not recieving emails.  As soon as I deleted a number of unwanted users everything went back to normal.

Please help.


Mbavisi
0
Comment
Question by:mbavisi
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jcdesign4u
ID: 17802586
Have you tried the allmighty reboot of the server?
Are there any weird errors in the eventviewer?
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Steve Agnew
ID: 17803432
Adding users shouldn't have caused any issues.  As far as email messing with where Exchange puts OU's/Accounts is a BAD THING.  But just adding accounts anywhere shouldn't cause problems.  My best guess would be this is a coincidence.  Reboot obviously is the first thing.  Do you have multiple domain controllers?  What events are you having in the event logs, maybe licensing issues?  if so, start and stop licensing or again reboot.  Did you change network settings?  Did your DHCP stop responding (check services if you use Microsoft DHCP) Did someone plu in a device (usually trying to get extra ports) that has DHCP and messes up clients, these must be removed or dhcp disabled and then reboot the clients that no one can log on.

just a few ideas as the accounts you created probably aren't the problem.....
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mbavisi
ID: 17803774
Guys,

I've just come to a terrible disaster.  I've got Active Directory falling down to pieces.  I have 2 DCs which are not talking to each other.  The following events I have seen are:

Event Id: 2042  Source:  NTDS Replication
Event Id: 1864  Source:  NTDS Replication
Event Id: 2093  Source:  NTDS Replication
Event Id: 1079  Source:  NTDS General


There's literally about a few hundred from today.  My Exchange has stopped working, nearly all outlook clients have been disconnected.  Rebooted all servers twice.  Rebooted all client machines twice.  I've seen the links and some say that you need to demote the affected DC others say to force replication through command line.

The issue is that I have these events on both my DCs.  I'm not sure which one is the affected one or if I should do both the servers.

Immediate response is much appreciated.


Regards

Mbavisi
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Steve Agnew
ID: 17803803
sounds like a network problem can you ping each server for each server ping server1 from server2 and ping server2 from server1 ?

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mbavisi
ID: 17804442
I can reach all devices at all levels :

IP
NETBIOS
domain name (DNS)


According to the above events there is replication issues between the DCs.  It has the tombstone lifetime 180 days which has passed, please advice...

Thanks

Mbavisi
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mbavisi
ID: 17810228
Thanks Guys,

I've resolved the myself issue by demoting one of the DCs.  All roles got transferred to the remaining DC.  The Exchange is now up and running since its nw qurying the right active directory.

Thanks for your help any way.

Administrators can you please close this off.

Mbavisi
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
jcdesign4u earned 1500 total points
ID: 17818326
Good  job!
0

Featured Post

Tech or Treat! - Giveaway

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever set up your wireless router at home or in the office to find that you little pop-up bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of Windows read "IP Conflict - One of more computers on the network have been assigned the following IP address"…
An article on effective troubleshooting
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question