Solved

Error - The specified domain does not exist or cannot be contacted

Posted on 2014-03-14
2
8,096 Views
2 Endorsements
Last Modified: 2014-03-25
Hi,

I'm getting a really intermittent error (once or twice a week) when connecting via RDP onto a windows server 2012 terminal server (DC is running SBS2011).

Upon connection the error message "the specified domain could not be contacted or does not exist" appears.

To reiterate, this only happens very occasionally and by logging on to the servers local profile, remotely, then restarting the machine it will be working fine again.

Thought it would be a DNS issue and sure enough when I checked there were two pointers in DNS on the DC, one for the terminal servers current IP address and one for and old IP that wasn't being used anymore. Deleted the unneeded pointer and thought the problem was fixed for a while but its come back to haunt me again!
Any ideas folks?
2
Comment
Question by:AndyPandaX
2 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Manjunath Sullad earned 500 total points
ID: 39929040
This problem will be related to DNS configuration settings for local server,

I would recommend you to re check the DNS configuration on your server.

Have a look below thread.

http://www.pcandtablet.com/windows-8-errors-and-crashes/451/when-i-try-to-join-my-windows-8-professional-to-domain-it-gives-an-error.html


Also go through below Technet DNS troubleshooting article,

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727055


- Manjunath Sullad
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:AndyPandaX
ID: 39954451
Thank you Manjunath, this solved the problem
0

Featured Post

ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

Check out the updates in one game-changing release, ScreenConnect 6.0, based on partner feedback. New features include a redesigned UI that improves session organization and overall user experience. See the enhancements for yourself!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many admins will agree: WSUS is is a nice invention but using it on the client side when updating a newly installed computer is still time consuming as you have to do several reboots and furthermore, the procedure of installing updates, rebooting an…
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration of the Data Protection Manager product. Note that this demonstration was prepared on the basis of Windows OS is 2008 R2 and DPM 2010. DATA PROTECTI…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question