EventID 1054

Posted on 2009-12-20
Last Modified: 2013-11-21

This eventID shows up many time an hour. i have no clue what to do about it. i have searched alot on google without any luck. please help

Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

Question by:DanniBachPedersen
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    Expert Comment

    Try typing gpupdate from the run window and see if you can refresh the policy.
    Make sure you are using the correct DNS addresses

    ALso take a look at this article:

    and this one:

    Both of these articles speak about your issue.

    Author Comment


    no luck.

     i tried the first link.. nothing.
    second link i tried aswell.. didnt get those evintID that should be good signs :)
    it is a server 2003 standard, 2
    still probs here.. :(
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    Expert Comment

    What is the event source?

    Author Comment


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    Expert Comment

    A network connectivity or configuration problem exists. Group Policy settings cannot be applied until the problem is fixed.    

    User Action
    To troubleshoot the network connectivity or configuration problem, try one or all of the following:
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    Accepted Solution

    • In Event Viewer, click System, and check for any networking-related messages, such as Netlogon messages, that indicate a network connectivity issue.
    • At the command prompt, type netdiag, and note any errors. Those errors usually have to be resolved before Group Policy processing can continue.
    • At the command prompt, type gpupdate, and then check Event Viewer to see if the Userenv 1054 event is logged again.
    • To verify that the domain controller can be contacted through Domain Name System (DNS), try to access \\\sysvol\, where is the fully qualified DNS name of your domain.
    • Verify that you can access the domain controller by using tools such as the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
    • Check to see whether other computers on your network are having the same problem.
    • If this computer is a part of a cross-forest domain, verify that the forest for the user account is currently available and can be contacted by the computer on which the Group Policy processing failed.


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