troubleshooting Question

I raised domain functional level to WS2k3, now domain is offline. DCDIAG on primary DC reports no GC's or a DC for my domain

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I raised the functional level of my Windows Server 2003 domain environment today.  It is a small domain, with 2 domain controllers.  After raising the domain functional level, I raised the forest fuctional level.  Within an hour, I could no longer connect to any of my servers through terminal services.

After logging on locally, I discovered additional problems.  ADUC (on either DC) would not open without errors.  I could however, still open the ADUC console, and select "Connect to Domain Controller" which would bring up a dialog asking if I would like to manage the domain with that server.  I select yes, and it opens ADUC after that.

However, now, I cannot join workstations or servers to the domain.  I receive an error that says "A domain controller for the domain could not be contacted."  Also, when I run DCDIAG on my primary DC, I get errors stating that it cannot contact a GC or domain controller.  I've attached this output to the question as a txt file.

I can still login to the servers locally, and workstations so far seem to be unaffected.  Does anyone have any advice to get the domain back up and running?


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