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Posted on 2011-09-19
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windows 2003 server (NOT a DC) it's a SQL box.  When logging in using domain creditials get the following message:

"Windows cannot connect to the domain either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later. If this message continues to appear contact your System Administrator for assistance."

I goto log in with Domain credentials, I get the error message.  Can log in with local creditials and accessed shared resources from remote systems.
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by:JRaster
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Is the server still show up under the domain controller active directory users and computers?

If you can ping the domain controller from your sql server, and the domain controller can ping your SQL server, then I would do this:
Make sure you have the local administrator username and password.
Change the SQL server back to a workgroup.
Reboot.
On the domain controller, delete the computer from active directory users and computers.
On the SQL server, rejoin the domain under the same name as before.  

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by:smiffman
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Is there any potential for corruption or inability to reconnect to the domain after taking it out?
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by:JRaster
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I think you already have corruption, thats why your having issues.  

One the domain controllers, can you browse to the sql machine doing this in the run line:
\\sqlservername\c$

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The person demoted the DC and promoted it which seem to solve the issue.  I appreciate your time and information, will keep it for next time.

Thank you.
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