security permissions/domain not available in locations

on client computer as administrator, I want to change security permissions for a program.  When I go to change them the only location that shows up is the local computer name, not the domain.  For this reason I cant change the security settings for domain users.  
Its a local profile and logs in real slow on the lan.  brand new server install
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Butch SmithAsked:
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AwinishConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are you able to login to domain on that system asyou mentioned there is error "domain was unavailable",try to disjoined the system from domain, remove the host record,computer object from AD & rejoin it.
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zelron22Commented:
Questions:

1.  What's the OS of the client?
2.  Has it been joined to the domain?
3.  Are the security settings you're trying to set NTFS, Share, or within an application?
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AwinishCommented:
Right click the folder,select security tab,

Select the location as Entire Active directory

Select Object types like users,groups etc

If you find difficulty to find the users,click on advanced on same page,click find now.

 
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Butch SmithAuthor Commented:
does not even give me the option for entire active directory,  Yes these client machines are xp and the server 2008.  I just installed a brand new server.  Yes, they are attached to the domain.  Another problem that may be related is it takes like 5 minutes to log in, these are local profiles on a lan, should be speedy fast?
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zelron22Commented:
Are the DNS settings on the clients pointing to an Active Directory DNS server?
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Butch SmithAuthor Commented:
they should be, the settings are all automatic.  When I do a ipconfig, it has the correct ip, dns, and gateway
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Butch SmithAuthor Commented:
I also got an error that the domain was unavailable, that seems to be the major problem.  Not sure what is going on, since I can ping the server which is sitting two feet away, I was able to add the the client computer to the domain just fine.
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Butch SmithAuthor Commented:
maybe something in the dhcp or dns settings
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zelron22Commented:
You said the IP DNS settings were correct, I just want to confirm that the first and only DNS servers set up on your client are pointing to you Active Directory DNS server.

Check the client event logs and the server event logs and see if any errors have occurred.
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zelron22Commented:
And where is your server pointing to for DNS?  It should also be pointing to an Active Directory DNS server and only an Active Dirrectory DNS server.  For resolution of internet names, use the DNS service and DNS forwarders.
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Butch SmithAuthor Commented:
Yes, i have rejoined the domain, which works, but still have problems with the security issue.  The fact it takes so long to log in and when I do try to add a user under the security tab it takes for ever.  There must be something i'm missing,  Ill keep trying, thanks for your help thus far,
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AwinishConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Can you check the event viewer for the error?

It might be GPO,which is making or causing issue?

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Butch SmithAuthor Commented:
In addition to your suggestions, I deleted the DNS role and re-added it.  I also changed a setting in group policy so the logon does not wait for all the policies.  Everything now working, Merry Christmas.  Thanks
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