troubleshooting Question

How do I fix error message "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"?

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Windows Server 2003Microsoft Legacy OS
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Upgraded from an old server to a new server and created a new Domain called Company.local (it was the exact same name as the old server) Server name is Company2003 and all workstations are XP SP2 Pro. Each workstation was disjoined from the old domain and joined to the new domain. A new machine was purchased after the install that never saw the old domain so I don't think that is the issue. None of my group policy items are being pushed down. All windows firewalls are turned off.

Here are the three Event ID's that pop up on all machines...

1.Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1054
Date:            10/6/2008
Time:            7:40:07 PM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      Computer02
Description:
Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. ). Group Policy processing aborted.
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2.Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      AutoEnrollment
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      15
Date:            10/6/2008
Time:            7:40:23 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      Computer02
Description:
Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b).  The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
  Enrollment will not be performed.
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3.Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1053
Date:            10/6/2008
Time:            7:48:01 PM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      Computer02
Description:
Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

I've already already turned the Autoentrollment Settings in GroupPolicy to "Do not enroll certificates automatically" under computer and user configuration. But when we do that they lose all network connections after the reboot!

Plese help!
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