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Unable to logon to a domain controller via RDP

Posted on 2006-10-26
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When connecting via RDP to a new domain controller (recently promoted successfully), I get the following error:

"The system cannot log you on due to the following error: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted".

Geez, it's a domain controller! Why would it not be able to contact itself? I will gladly double points for a quick resolution. Mission critical.
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by:smetterd
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Sorry for the accidental title!
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smetterd:

Reboot and come up in safe mode with network support.

Check the DNS settings for the network card - I'll put money there's a typo inthe DNS and/or WINS server.

HTH

MidnightOne
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by:Jay_Jay70
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bah, can you ping the DC via name, disable the windows firewall if it is on
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by:Netman66
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This is a simple DNS issue.  If you can RDP to it using the IP address then fix the DNS problem and it should be fine.
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That was it, it had the wrong DNS!
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