DNS Access Denied (trying to manage it from microsoft DNS Console)

Posted on 2007-09-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Something peculiar. It has started some 10 days ago...
In my network I have 4 DNS microsoft servers. 2 are W2003 and 2 are W2000. The 2 W2003 are Active Directory. The 2 W2000 are for public websites
From .msc DNS console I can manage the 3 of them. One of the w2000 DNS when I click on it does not allow me to manage and I get "Access Denied. Hit F5..."
-The peculiar-
If I go infrond of the DNS computer and I login then... the "access denied" goes away and I can manage it from the remote .msc DNS Console.

Any ideas?
Thank you
Question by:AkisC
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    Assisted Solution

    did you check that RPC traffci on port 135 is allowed on that server? Also RPC uses tcp ports betwen 1024 and  5000 something.

    if you have a firewall enabled on that server, check the log file
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    Author Comment

    I can see the server, open files, create files, delete etc from my Network connections.
    There is no firewall involved.  If I am logged in to that computer then I can remote manage the DNS server from .msc console.
    The "access denied" I get as soon as I logout from the computer. If I loggin again then I have access!!!
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    by:Chris Dent

    Have you checked the Event Log on the computer suffering the problem at all?

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    Author Comment

    Hi Chris
    There are some warnings and errors. One of them says...
    Usenv. I was not able to determine user or computer (1722).
    As I read on Microsoft site it tells the the computer account may be corrupt and advices to join the computer in a WORKGROUP, restart and then rejoin the computer to the domain.
    --I am afraid that if disjoint the computer from the domain, I might not be able to join it again. I have faced such a situation in the past with some other workstation... and this DNS computer is vital not to be able to rejoin again.

    Any workaround?
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    Accepted Solution


    The methods you can use to reform the trust between the computer and the domain use NetDom, but the only documentation present for this refers to Domain Controllers.

    Still, there shouldn't be any errors joining the server to the domain again, if there are the causes of that also need fixing. DNS Configuration is at least easy enough to backup.


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