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Domain Replication, DNS and Userv errors!  Cross Network Crashing.

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OK, I have a on going issue with my network.  Every now and again, sometimes once a day sometimes once a week, the entire network seems to crash.  The two domain controllers dont seem to replicate, and logging into one of them to resolve the issue takes forever!  The only way to "fix" this and get people back on the network is to reboot the Catalog Server.

I have done many different "Fixes" including cleaning up DNS removing references to and old DC that does not exist, as well as http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842804 as there are many userv errors (1030 and 1038).

However the servers still do this intermittently.  Does this sound like a dns issue?  Could an old DC that no longer exist be causing issues by still being referenced somewhere?

I have ruled out hardware.  I reseated everything, and checked all logs for hardware issues.  No lights on any of the boards either.

Thanks in advance.
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Ran a DC Diag on Both Servers:
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Server 1:
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Domain Controller Diagnosis
 
Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.
 
Doing initial required tests
 
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\PDCSERVER
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test Connectivity
 
Doing primary tests
 
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\PDCSERVER
      Starting test: Replications
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
            RPCLOCATOR Service is stopped on [PDCSERVER]
            TrkWks Service is stopped on [PDCSERVER]
            TrkSvr Service is stopped on [PDCSERVER]
         ......................... PDCSERVER failed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test frssysvol
      Starting test: kccevent
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         ......................... PDCSERVER passed test systemlog
 
   Running enterprise tests on : DomainUK.local
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... DomainUK.local passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ......................... DomainUK.local passed test FsmoCheck
 
 
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Server 2:
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Domain Controller Diagnosis
 
Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.
 
Doing initial required tests
 
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\FILESERVER
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test Connectivity
 
Doing primary tests
 
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\FILESERVER
      Starting test: Replications
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
            TrkWks Service is stopped on [FILESERVER]
            TrkSvr Service is stopped on [FILESERVER]
         ......................... FILESERVER failed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test frssysvol
      Starting test: kccevent
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         ......................... FILESERVER passed test systemlog
 
   Running enterprise tests on : DomainUK.local
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... DomainUK.local passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ......................... DomainUK.local passed test FsmoCheck

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Boo :).

I did a DCdiag /fix and have activated the services it recommended on both servers.  Ran again and is passed.

I have rebooted both.  Done the old ipconfig /flushdns and register dns.  Done an nslookup on each other from both and paths look fine, everything resolving.

Both replicate at the moment.  Of course what may happen is at some point it will suddenly fail for no apparent reason.  Have therefore backed up and cleared all logs to see what appears over the next few hours.  Any other things peeps could advize, please post.
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