Win2k3: "Windows could not determine the user or computer name"
Posted on 2010-01-11
I've been having an issue with one of my Windows 2003 SP2 servers where it keeps showing an error in the event log:
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Event ID: 1053
Description: Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.). Group policy processing aborted.
I searched for information on this error and found several results. Between my findings and the initial troubleshooting that I've performed, this is what I've done:
1. Removed the server from the domain, and deleted its entry from Active Directory. I then rejoined it to the domain.
2. Set the server's IP information to static. Verified the DNS servers I've set are accurate.
3. Once again removed the server from the domain and rejoined it.
None of this has made a difference. The problem persists. The server is in the same OU as three others, and none of them are experiencing this issue.
I'm not really sure how to proceed now.