I am inexperienced with administering Active Directory and domain controllers, but I know enough that there is some weird behavior going on with one of the servers. I don't know what it is though.
I inherited this setup. We have two W2k3 domain controllers. First one we'll call Ex, second one we'll call Pr.
Now, Ex is the primary one I've been using, but something isn't right.
Here is what I'm noticing:
I have a Buffalo Terastation NAS that will not pull the users from this Ex DC.
I have McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator that will browse the tree, but not sync the list of computers.
If I point the ePO software to the Pr server it pulls via LDAP just fine.
IMAP services on Ex (which is running Exchange 2003) will not load correctly on boot unless the Pr server is running.
When I do a DSQuery | DSGet on the Ex server I get the error: "dsquery failed:A referral was returned from the server."
If I load up Active Directory Users and Computers on Ex, I can browse and make changes to computers, add users, distribution lists, etc. It lists all the latest computers and users.
What's the deal? Let me know if I can provide you with more information.