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Event 1054: Windows 2008, Domain not operational

bhgewilson
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I am trying to update some folder permissions.  I could not do it.  I then started getting all kinds of errors.  I can't open ADUC.  I can't get into the group policy.  I can't do a gpupdate.  I am pretty desperate.

I am constantly getting Event 1054 in the event viewe.  Any suggestions.  

Help Please.
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can you please post the description of the event from event viewer?

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Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Date:          1/28/2010 4:27:55 PM
Event ID:      1054
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      SAEDACCO-SVR.saed.local
Description:
The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not obtain the name of a domain controller. This could be caused by a name resolution failure. Verify your Domain Name Sysytem (DNS) is configured and working correctly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy" Guid="{aea1b4fa-97d1-45f2-a64c-4d69fffd92c9}" />
    <EventID>1054</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>1</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-01-28T21:27:55.224Z" />
    <EventRecordID>262225</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation ActivityID="{D02CD9DC-EBA5-4F55-BD79-2D1CCC8C7A55}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="460" ThreadID="5472" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>SAEDACCO-SVR.saed.local</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="SupportInfo1">1</Data>
    <Data Name="SupportInfo2">1846</Data>
    <Data Name="ProcessingMode">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ProcessingTimeInMilliseconds">4024</Data>
    <Data Name="ErrorCode">58</Data>
    <Data Name="ErrorDescription">The specified server cannot perform the requested operation. </Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
This might be caused by a DNS misconfiguration in the TCP/IP properties on the server. Please run an ipconfig /all on the server and post the results.  An SBS server needs to be pointing to itself, and only itself, for DNS resolution.

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Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SAEDACCO-SVR
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : saed.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : saed.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client)
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-19-86-FF-65
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::32fe:4d6b:664e:8a8%10(Preferred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9858:6179:25af:93d8%10(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.20(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : ::1
                                       127.0.0.1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 8:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{1357ADA8-CFB7-47E8-8AE7-D5068553C003}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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I can also not get to \\server\sysvol.  It errors out.

I think this is also maybe a problem.
Is this the SBS server?  The problem is most likely being caused by the fact that your DNS server are not set properly.   This is a server, so its IP address should be static, not set through DHCP. It looks like this machine is using a DHCP reservation rather than a static IP. Also, it must be pointing to the SBS server for DNS primary, and then to any other DNS server on your network (if there is one) as a secondary. This is definitely the reason that you are not able to connect to the domain.

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I see it set static.  It is a SBS server.

Can I unload and reload DNS?  

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Here is a screenshot of the NIC.
saedscreenshots.doc
You might try changing the ::1 (IPv6 Loopback) to the IP address of the SBS server.  You can leave the IPv4 Loopback in place, and run an ipconfig /flushdns from the command prompt.

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I set the loopback the same as the fixed and I don't think that helped.  I have scheduled a restart for later tonight hoping that this helps at all.  I will post when I know.
You can also try restarting DNS and see if the helps.

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I am not sure that this worked but a complete power off and restart did.  Thanks,