appreciate all the help I can get from you guys. I'm taking over the IT for this company Median. Their previous IT-guy was fired and I have to take over now. But there seem to be a lot of things on the network that are wrong or not configured properly. I know how to set these things up from scratch but I need help to identify where to modify the existing network.
Network is like this: 15 sites out of which 4 have an AD controller (2003), File server (2003) and Exchange Server (2003). All other sites have VPN links to any of the main sites.
First problem I noticed is that group policy is not working on any site other then the one I am based in. If I add a group policy, apply it and then check, only the local site receives it altough if I check on any other AD server, the group policy does show...
Errors I found so far:
Event-ID: 13508: The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication from MEDFRAD to MEDDEAD for c:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS name medfradad.median.local. FRS will keep retrying.
Event ID: 4004: The DNS server was unable to complete directory service enumeration of zone 142.168.192.in-addr.arpa. This DNS server is configured to use information obtained from Active Directory for this zone and is unable to load the zone without it. Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly and repeat enumeration of the zone. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the error.
Event-ID: 4515 : The zone _msdcs.median.local was previously loaded from the directory partition MicrosoftDNS but another copy of the zone has been found in directory partition DomainDnsZones.median.local. The DNS Server will ignore this new copy of the zone. Please resolve this conflict as soon as possible.
Event-ID: 1925: The attempt to establish a replication link for the following writable directory partition failed.
Source domain controller:
Source domain controller address:
Intersite transport (if any):
Event-ID: 1311: The Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) has detected problems with the following directory partition.
There is insufficient site connectivity information in Active Directory Sites and Services for the KCC to create a spanning tree replication topology. Or, one or more domain controllers with this directory partition are unable to replicate the directory partition information. This is probably due to inaccessible domain controllers.