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Domain Error

Last Modified: 2012-02-09
I am getting an error everytime my Windows Servere 2003 R2 starts. This server actas a s a fax server and is not logged onto any domain. I have attached the error that pops up but cannot find any information on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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the Error reads:

There were found problems durning loading Network Domain Controller
Please Revier Network Domain Controller Output

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Right click "My Computer", select "Properties", then go onto "Computer Name" tab.

Click Change.  Select the "Workgroup" Radio button, and type in "WORKGROUP" in the Workgroup field.  Click OK and then reboot your server again.

If this is already showing up as Workgroup with the radio button selected, then change the workgroup name to something else.

It's possible that your computer has some registry entries that still make it think it should be a member of a domain.

It's also possible that this is not a Windows error, but is being generated by one of the startup programs.  Are you able to run programs while this message shows in the background?  If yes, download and start up something called Process Explorer (from Sysinternals.microsoft.com), and then drag and drop the targetting icon onto the window of the message - it will identify which process is showing you this message.

Process Explorer Targetting Icon


it is possible that the machine has registry entries that would make it think it was part of the domain. I had tried to add it to a domain to resolve the issue originally. When that did not work I moved it back to a work group. Is there a way to remove these entries? Or find and repair them(Happy to open that as another question)

it highlighted csrss.exe when i did the drag and drop.
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Currently I am backing out one program at a time. (there are not many) and seeing if I continue to get the error. Fortunately it is more of an inconvenience not having the server running than it being critical. I will follow up in a bit and will try sysprep as a last resort.



looks lik sysprep is what i need to do. Do I reseal after I choose factory?

I ran the sysprep and it keeps restarting at reboot even when I quit. (again I can open in a new question.

Any help on the sysprep?
Leon FesterSenior Solutions Architect

Can you still logon to the server?
If yes, then check the eventlogs for a more meaningful error message.

That is not a standard windows dialog box, so it's probably your application failing to start successfully.


yes i log onto windows without issue. No real info in the event logs.

sysprep keeps poping up after reboot. Is there a way to stop that?


As it turns out it was related to a Faxback (our fax server) POP3 gateway installing itself as a service under another name. as soon as it was removed the error went away. The provided us with an updated pop 3 gateway.

Thanks for your help otherwise.

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