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Domain Controller in same VLAN do not take pat in authentication

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Its a DR site 4th DC .
Global Catalog > yes.
AD integrated DNS > yes
pinging from client .09ms successful.

loging from client fails to login , the message I am getting is
"System can not log you on because the domain <my domain name> is not available

FYI the same client can login in main site , there is no problem in client . DC is not responding,

OS : windows 2003 Server  enterprise edition with SP2 ( domain controller)
client : xp pro sp3.
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by:sulu999
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does it need to run dcpromo again ??
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by:snusgubben
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Have you run a dcdiag on the problem DC?

i.e. dcdiag /v /c /f:dcdiag.txt
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by:sulu999
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Hi

i have found out that the "netlogon " and "SYSVOL" shares are missing ,  if I create manually then the dcdiag test is passing but after rebooting these shares vanishes.

What could be the cause .


FYI
I had configured the DFSR between two file servers in the same AD.  my three domain controllers are fine.

which are in a.b.c.0 network the 4th Dc is in a.b.y.0 network across two firewalls
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by:snusgubben
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Have you checked for errors in the FRS (or DFSR) event log?
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by:sulu999
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Hi

now server has stoped login ; domain controller for this domain can not be found.

what I did , I will update you . I had restored the old syslog backup . and rebooted . so finally it killed the AD .


Now guide me how to reinstall the same DC04 ,

1) way to remove the dc04 from existing setup .
2) installing new machine and dcpromo .  

OR can I get it back by some other way ???

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by:sulu999
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Hi

SYSVOL backup not syslog   correction
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by:snusgubben
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You have a DR site with 4 DCs, and DC04 is not working?

Can you log into DC04?

It's "common" that DCs are missing SYSVOL, and it is normally easy to get back. You should not create the share yourself. The NtFrs service should create the folders, while Netlogon service should share it out.

If you want to uninstall it: dcpromo /forceremoval
To remove DC04 from the domain: http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

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by:sulu999
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Hi

where should I run dcpromo /forceremoval ?/

on dc01,02,03 because DC04 is dead.  or I should start second option as per given link?

with rgds
sulu999

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by:snusgubben
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If DC04 is dead, you only need to run a Metadata clean from a working DC (to remove DC04 out of the domain).
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by:sulu999
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Hi

good  news . I left the server running but it was not authenticating pop up was " Domain name not does  not exist"

Surprisingly now it is allowing me to login but still netlogon and sysvol shares are missing .

the error in other DC is 13565 ,  


How can I get the shares on DC04 ???
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by:sulu999
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I am waiting for your feed back .

there is some registry fix for BurFlags  to set it to D4 on one and rest as D2.  how is this???
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by:snusgubben
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You should verify that the DC04 points to a valid DNS (on the nic), then you could try a non-authoritative restore of SYSVOL (Burflags = D2).

http://adfordummiez.com/?p=61
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It does not work , I have cleaned metadata and reinstalling the server.

thanks for your kind support.
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by:sulu999
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partially helpful,  after all its Microsoft as you know .
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