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DL385 cannot get Domain controller name on and off, all other servers can!

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We recently started a refresh of some servers, from DL380s to DL385 G2s (AMD).

After setting up the server from scratch the same way I've done every HP server (smartstart CD with Windows 2003), I keep getting event viewer notifications saying:

Event ID: 1054
"Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted."

Now I'm figuring this is something to do with the network cards, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is. It will talk to the domain when I prompt it to -- will browse shares, connect to network nodes, etc, without a problem. If I force a GPupdate then it works fine. It just seems that this happens on a regular basis in the background, so I am unsure why that is.

If anybody has any ideas why this might be, whether it's a switch related topic or a server related one, please let me know. Big points since this is starting to affect production servers.
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