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Member Server Appears Faded in AD Sites and Services; users missing from AD

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I am running a Windows 2K Server (member server) in a single Domain where it is used as the mail server and runs Exchange Server 2K3.  A few users complained about not being able to send and receive.  When I checked the server in question, I found that I can't see users who are members of OU's at all, except when I search from them (using find).  I can alter their properties once I find them through a search and resetting each one's password made the server available to them again.   But, even after I have reset any property, I still can't see them in the list.  

I decided to check for them in Active Directory on a Domain Controller.  I am able to see them there.  Checking in Sites and Services, I see the server, but it is either faded or shows a generic icons.  I tried forcing a replication, but it didn't make any difference.  

On the 2K Server in question, when I run NETDOM SERVER, I get no servers in the list, only workstations.

This seems pretty complex to me and I think that this server is about to fail in some way, but I can't decide exactly what to look for.  Any help would be appreciated.

John
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hmm do your dcdiags show anything on the 2003 DC's?

Whats in the event logs of you 200 box?
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THE 2003 DC netdiags give a pass to everything except system log.

MxrSmb errors in the Event log of the 2K server.

Thanks.

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I found the solution to this by following links from the event ID's in eventid.net.  This seems to have been caused by one of the domain controllers being two minutes off the other's time.  When I ran NET TIME to set one to the other, the problem disappeared.
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