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SERVER 2003 DNS ISSUES

Windindi
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Hi,

I have to DC running on my network and after having a power failure and having the second DC out of the network for a while the first DC does not start, it hangs on applying computer settings for hours, i've tried to log in in safe mode and it worked but i cannot view the network card and in the event viewer i get this two error EVENT id:4004 and 4007, any solution please, i can't do anything because if i start the pc normally i can't get pass "applying computer settings" and in safe mode i can't see the NIC. The network doesn't work because the first DC is also the DHCP.
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Raheman M. AbdulMessaging and Directory Services
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Have you tried restarting the DNS Server service
Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT Administration

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Try to login without networking: remove the cable, it should log in
Raheman M. AbdulMessaging and Directory Services
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From the http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755402%28WS.10%29.aspx
for 4004 and 4007:

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The DNS Server service relies on Active Directory to store and retrieve information for Active Directory–integrated zones. This error indicates that Active Directory is not responding to requests from the DNS Server service. Ensure that Active Directory is functioning properly, troubleshoot any problems, and then restart the DNS Server service.

For information about troubleshooting Active Directory, see Active Directory Troubleshooting Topics (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95789).

To restart the DNS Server service:

   1. Open the Services console. To open Services, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

   2. Right-click DNS Server, and then click Restart.

If the problem continues, restart the computer, and then use the Services console to verify that the DNS Server service has started.
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I've tried everything above and nothing changes, when i said i was rebooting in safe mode it was with networking but still i can't see the net work card and using netdiag /fix with cmd i get 232FATAL saying it could not find the TCP/IP info,

Santasi24: if i try to boot without the cable what else can i do  to solve the problem because logging in it's not the main problem.

if i try to restart the DNS service in safe mode i get an error
Raheman M. AbdulMessaging and Directory Services
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Remove and reinsert the NIC Card please.
kaskhedikar_tusharTechnical Manager
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Hello,

I think network card driver has been corrupted. First of all disconnect that server from the network.
Then restart the server & boot in safe mode with networking & then check with device manager.

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Tushar Kaskhedikar
Could be the outage has killed your network card.....

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I just got from the shop and bought another NIC I'm going to disable the internal NIC that is not working on the bios and try to reboot with the new one in to see if i can log in, my issue is that with this new NIC i 'll have automatic IP and this server is a DC, should i try to log without being connected to the physical network?
Raheman M. AbdulMessaging and Directory Services
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Yes try and test

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Ok i've put the new NIC and disabled the Embedded NIC in the BIOS, in safe mode i can reach the network drive and i'm starting to see all network drives but still not able to log in using normal boot,
do i have to clear any info or cache that maybe is still pointing to the old NIC (and how do I do that) or is there anything i should change in the system registry, i have everything down from the exchange to the sql application nothing is working i really need to solve this
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d3ath5tar, I've tried to reboot the PC with all the AV and software disabled and it work, now what?

does this resolve the problem by it self and now i should try to reboot with all the software enabled and it will work? I'm going to try. Also I found a site that showed me how to alter the registry and i also did it while using you solution http://support.microsoft.com/?id=842804 i think it helped too
If the card is set with the same details it should do as it should now be iin a position to start dns itself. If not there is something further needs investigating.

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where do i clear the old card registry info?

Author

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I already know where to modify the registry info for the old NIC, i' ll remove all entries and see if it works
OK. Sorry about the delay. I'm in the UK, was asleep :)

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Ok, i used a commnd on cmd to show hidden devices and cleared the disabled NIC by deleting it´s entry, but still it hangs in Applying Computer Settings. This Server is the primary DNS server and on the other server i can view both DNS servers but this one is not responding. I was thinking maybe  i should create another DNS server and move all the roles this DNS has to the new one then demote this one from being a DC, but i don´t think it will work logging in to the old server in safe mode, what do you think?

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I created a new DC (Y)and transferred the roles from the nonresponsif DC(X), i let it work like this for a while and went to check if everything was ok and on the new DC a get a FRS error (event:13508) and a System Error (event:8003). I did not have any trouble transferring the roles even with the X server working in safe mode with networking. I still can´t start the X server normally therefore i´m not able to have all the services running, any ideas?

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The best solution choosen is because it made the server boot correctlty and be able to log in
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