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

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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.
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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.
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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".
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Whoops "No Global Catalog Server"
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Is it working now?
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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!
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