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Cannot browse the domain.local share

Posted on 2009-12-18
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We are getting an error
Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=BRS,DC=local. The file must be present at the location <\\BRS.local\sysvol\BRS.local\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini>.
The files exists in sysvol and permissions are correct. Sysvol is shared and can be accessed by \\brsdc1\sysvol.
I have found we cannot browse to \\brs.local\ as I can on Domian Controllers at other sites and am confident this is the cause. Does anyone know how this (shaare)  is created/fixed. I assume it is DNS but can't see any errors
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Question by:DaveBorg
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by:BoBeB
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You`ve not said what version of windows you are using exactly but try taking a look at :-

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839499

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by:DaveBorg
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Thank you for your interest
I am using Windows 2003 server (SBS 2003)
SMB signing problems would cause general browsing issues. We can browse to \\servername\folder but cannot browse to domain\folder, which is not normally used by users but windows uses under the covers. Just in case I checked the SMB registry values and they are OK.
You will notice that the error says cannot access "location <\\BRS.local\sysvol\...." and not "location <\\servername\sysvol\...". We can browse to the later, which is the common format, but not the former
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by:moon_blue69
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you can use websharing
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by:DaveBorg
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Hi Moon Blues69

Sorry ,your comment has lost me. How does web sharing help fix the error in the logs?  This error appears to slow down domian log on and shred folder access,
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Resolved with the help of Microsoft support
- As the local security accounts were broken on the server, performed a reset of the security database on the server by running the following command and rebooting it
               secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
- Removed WMI filter preventing a specific GPO for workstations from being applied. Following removal of the filter the GPO applied correctly.
- Affected machine which was unable to access server resources due to a secure channel failure was fixed by disjoining machine from domain and rejoining it
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