Userev 1054 Error Win2K3 SBS domain controller

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I am getting a Userev 1054 error on a Win2K3 SBS configured as DNS and Exchange server. This is a single DNS domain. Error details: Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

What causes this error in this situatiuon and how do I fix it? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project Leader

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Hello,

Your DNS server setting is probably incorrect. See; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324174

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I have read this article numerous times...so, please advise...isn't the correct IP for the DNS server its own IP?
IT Project Leader
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Depends.  If the DNS servers hosts it's own zone, then yes. If the DNS server just forwards queries to upstream servers, but hosts no zones, then no.

Try changing the primary DNS IP to 127.0.0.1
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Author

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I changed the primary DNS IP to 127.0.0.1 and am still gettign the same userev 1054 error.
Jason WatkinsIT Project Leader

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Did you reboot the machine?

Author

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No, <sheepish grin> I was afraid you were going to say that. I'm not on site at the moment so will have to get assistance rebooting.  I'll let you know.
Jason WatkinsIT Project Leader
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You can try, restarting the DNS server service, clearing the DNS server cache and the Windows DNS cache. A reboot does all of that.

Author

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rebooted...when the server came back up it would not connect to the internet, could not ping gateway but was accessible to the local network.
Jason WatkinsIT Project Leader
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Your DNS server is not forwarding upstream queries to an Internet DNS server.

Configure a forwarder to a public DNS server: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755608%28WS.10%29.aspx

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Firebar, Thank you very much for all your help!!!!

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Clear easy to implement instructions.

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