It all started with the Login script failing to run on some of our computers but not all of them. I was able to connect to the domain and download the login scrip onto the computer to run manually. Once I ran the script everything seemed fine as the users were able to connect to all the network drives. I thought it was a GP issue so I ran “gpupdate /force” successfully and I was able to logoff and log back on without an issue. Users started to complain that the issue kept coming back after a reboot of the machine. The computer also started taking an excessive amount of time to start up and get past the login screen in windows.
Checked the Event log on the computers:
Event ID: 1054 - Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted). Group Policy processing aborted.
Event ID: 15 - Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b). The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
I could not find any events on the Domain Controller that indicated an issue. I ran Netdiag on the computer and the DC and everything passed. Both computer and DC were pingable, I flushed the DNS, and I made sure the Sysvol was accessible. I checked the DNS server and everything looks normal. After looking around I found the userenv.log info and set the registry on one computer to show the full logs but I have issues understanding it.
I logged into the DC and reset the machine account and that stopped anyone from logging into that computer. It kept giving an error saying the domain was not able to be reached. I tried removing the computer from the domain, deleting the computer account from the DC and reading the computer to the domain. Now everything seems to run well on that computer but there are still a bunch of computers in the network that are failing. Any suggestions on how to resolve this issue without removing and adding the computers back to the domain?
Windows server 2003
Window XP SP3