3 Workstations, Cannot Log On because the Domain <domainName> is not available

We are running Windows Server 2003.
I have 3 Workstations with-in the network, that I'm unable to sign on to.
I receive the following error message:
"The system cannot log you on now because the domain <domain name> is not available."

The only way I can open windows is to log on locally as the administrator.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  We don't currently have a System Administrator.
Thanks in Advance.
jwooden08Asked:
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wjesterCommented:
make sure that dns is setup correctly on the workstations. make sure that the primary dns server (and wins server) points to your server (DC).
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AdamRobinsonCommented:
You'll usually see that message when you aren't physically connected to the network.  Make sure you don't have a switch going out, or bad cabling.

Outside of that, as wjester suggested, make sure you have the proper DNS setup.  In your case, depending on your environment, you probably will want the primary DNS on your network adapter to point to your server.
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jwooden08Author Commented:
wjester & adam-

Thanks for help.
I did check and the  DNS is pointing back to our server, and I also looked at the WINS,
and there is no address showing.  However, there are no addresses showing in the WINS,
of any other work stations, that are operating okay.

Is there anything else I can look for?

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wjesterCommented:
check your firewall settings on the computers that aren't behaving.
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AdamRobinsonCommented:
Cabling.  Try plugging another computer into the same network cord and see if it works.

Also, when you log in as administrator, can you ping your server by IP?

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AdamRobinsonCommented:
Also, is there any chance you've loaded anti-virus software onto these computers recently, or any program such as ZoneAlarm?
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jwooden08Author Commented:
Thanks...I'm off to check the workstations...Hopefully, I'll comeback with good news.
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jwooden08Author Commented:
wjester & adam-

Well...I think I've figured it out.
I went to the System Properties and used the Network ID Wizard, to add Local Users.
It seems to have worked, as I can add Users already in my Active Directory.

would either of you know of any warnings/cautions/suggestions at this point.

Thanks again for you help...
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wjesterCommented:
sounds like you should be okay now.
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jwooden08Author Commented:
Thanks for your help wjester. :o)
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