Server is Not Operational

Posted on 2007-08-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
Acrive Directory with Server 2003 is not accessable.  I'm getting the error message :  Server is not operational.  Need Help ASAP!  Thank You in Advance.
Question by:JonFioravan
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    What is generating the error?
    As a general rule check DNS. The DC should point to itself for its preferred DNS server, other machines should point at the DC as the preferred DNS server.

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    Please provide more information Event IDs etc

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    It took the 'Repair' option from the Windows server 2003 CD
    to 'fix' the problem.  

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    follow this:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.  
    2. Locate and then click the following subkey:

    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, click DWORD Value, and then type MaxUserPort.
    4. Double-click MaxUserPort, and then set a decimal value to a number greater than 5000.

    Note This value controls the maximum dynamic port number. The valid range for this value is 5000-65534. By default, the number of available ports is 3977 because the first available port is 1024.
    5. Quit Registry Editor.
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