How come Windows server cannot change Log On Account of service in Active Directory Domain?
Posted on 2012-03-29
I have a Hybrid Domain with two AD servers managing all windows workstations and servers and a Linux Domain managing linux servers.
The AD servers are Windows Server 2008. The servers are a mix of 2003 and 2008.
I am trying to change a service to start as a specified domain account instead of Local System Account. When I make the change I get an error saying "The specified Domain Either does not exist or could not be contated"
The domain is up and available. I can login ot the system with Domain accounts, I can map and access Domain File Servers, I can browse Domain members .. but I cannot change service account.
The DNS I am using is not the AD it is bind9 .. is this part of the problem? I can't really see why. The servers can see each other.
I have disabled the firewall and AV and still no luck. This behavior can be seen on multiple member servers.
I ran these commands
dcdiag /v /c /d /e /s:dcname >c:\dcdiag.txt
repadmin /showrepl dc* /verbose /all /intersite >c:\repl.txt
and saw no errors (other than smart card certificates which we are not using)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.