Solved

Why is one 2003 server suddenly asking for users to login?

Posted on 2009-05-07
5
242 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have one DC 2003 server that has users how have mapped to shares.  Today it is asking users to login and will not open the mapped drive.  When we use the domain login id it comes back and asks for a login.  I enter the login and it comes back and says that has all ready been tried and the domain controller cannot be contacted.  It is the freaking domain controller! What is going on here and how can I troubleshoot this?  
Thanks in advance for your comments.
0
Comment
Question by:bergm57
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
g000se earned 500 total points
ID: 24326981
Hello,

When it's prompting users for login information, try typing-  domain name\username and then their password.  You may want to reload your DNS zone through AD.  Also, check the event logs on the DC server to see if anyting jumps out at you.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bergm57
ID: 24328221
Thanks, I tried the domain\user all ready and it didn't work.  I will look at the DNS zone.  Nothing in the DC logs.  I did run a DCDiag and it came back that "No Global SErvers are online".
0
 

Author Comment

by:bergm57
ID: 24328280
Whoops "No Global Catalog Server"
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:g000se
ID: 24328880
Is it working now?
0
 

Author Comment

by:bergm57
ID: 24376404
I found that a DC that I had demoted to a member server was the GCS of record and it was sysfu.  Once I reset it I could transfer the role to the new 2003 server and all is well.  Thanks for your help!
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question