problems with wireless conenctions and 1054, 15 errors

Posted on 2008-10-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have roughly 80 computers in my building that connect wirelessly. I have 6 wrt54g2 wap's placed around the building. I have MAN profiles that are used on these computers.

The problem I am running into is everyday I am getting 1054 and 15 errors from the XP machines.

Error 1054

Microsoft Product: Windows Operating System Version: 5.2 Event Source: Userenv Event ID: 1054
Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (%1). Group Policy processing aborted.

Error 15

Microsoft Product: Windows Operating System Version: 5.2 Event Source: autoenrollment Event ID: 15
Automatic certificate enrollment for %1 failed to contact the active directory (%2). %3 Enrollment will not be performed.

I know these are related to the wireless connection, but not all the computers have a problem. Some have the errors one day, then no errors the next.

If the wrt54g2 is the problem I need some recommendation on better models to get. The wireless just handles MAN profiles, Internet browsing, and one programs that writes to a db on the server.

I have no problems with the computers that are wired. And if I go to the computer that gave the error, they do receive the GPO and enroll in AD, but not on first boot up.

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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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The problem you are getting is that (according to the post) the machines are domain-connected, and the machines are trying to authenticate before the wireless kicks in. At least, this is my experience and others may have more experience to offer here.

Several possible solutions: Remap network drives once fully started, and that will bring most services back; There is a way to delay domain authentication (I have been so told, but have never done it); In the case of portables, consider removing from the domain (back to workgroup) and connect with a batch file of the needed NET USE statements to provide services.

I have used options 1 and 3 here, but not 2.   .... T

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Delaying the authentication would work. If I knew how.

I have tried changing them to a work-group, then back to domain

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Is the wrt54g2 part of the problem?
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by:John Hurst
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Take a look at Microsoft Knowledge Base article number 305293. It deals with delaying authentication until fully logged on. It involves a group policy change. It has been suggested to me (as I noted), but I have NEVER done it (as I noted).  ... T

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I already have a GPO in place to wait for the network before logging in. This problem still comes up.

I almost wanna say it's due to the wrt54g2 wap's.

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Does anyone else have a answer.

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by:John Hurst
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I have an HP Access Point tied into a client's network. Domain-connected machines behave as I described in my posts (which is my experience base here), and for certain, when the three different machines use wireless, they just re-map their drives and move on - everything else (printers predominately) work.

So, maybe it is your WAP, but I am not wholly convinced. I just have nothing more to offer at this point.
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The solution to this problem was a rouge dhcp server.

once this was taken care of the 1054 errors stopped.

Thanks everyone for the insight.

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Though he did not provide the answer to the problem. He did provide education on these types of issues. Which will be of great help in the future

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