Windows 2003 can't find domain
Posted on 2011-03-10
We have a SBS 2003 box running our network but this concerns a 2003 box that is secondary
domain control, terminal server, fax server, print server, and Autodesk Vault on SQL 2005 express.
How I got into this mess...
We had an auto update from MS (sql 2005 express SP4) which disabled Autodesk Vault.
SP4 can't be uninstalled so I had to uninstall Vault and SQL. Unfortunately they wouldn't reinstall.
Our vendor advised us that the server would need a rebuild in order to reinstall the product. At this
point the server was working fine, just Vault wasn't working. Then I did the dumb thing. I restored the
server from a backup tape to it's state before the problem (which by now was 10 days old)
Everything appeared to work fine except that the server cannot find the domain. I can see the network
and mapped drives ok but not much else works. No internet access, ipconfig /renew give "...no adapter
in permissible state". Netdiag says winsock test faileddns, test failed, dc discovery test failed,
trust relationship test failed, ldap test failed. Obviously active directory isn't working either since it
can't see the domain.
If I just get this talking to the domain again I think I'm actually in good shape and the original software
issue will be resolved as well.