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March 9, 2005 10:53:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

It keeps giving me the error message Domain is Not Available. I tried to
delete the computer and rejoin the domain and it did not work.
(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;121649) I also tried
to format the windows XP machine and still no go.

Does anyone have any idea? This is causing us serious problems.
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 2:46:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

This is referring to NT. Are you sure you are using a PDC/BDC or are you on
Active Directory?

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"Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:82DE37AF-3A95-4BEE-B0F2-7A08A42AE8CA@microsoft.com...
> It keeps giving me the error message Domain is Not Available. I tried to
> delete the computer and rejoin the domain and it did not work.
> (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;121649) I also
tried
> to format the windows XP machine and still no go.
>
> Does anyone have any idea? This is causing us serious problems.
March 9, 2005 2:46:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

Windows 2000 running active directory.

"Paul Bergson" wrote:

> This is referring to NT. Are you sure you are using a PDC/BDC or are you on
> Active Directory?
>
> --
>
> Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
>
>
> "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:82DE37AF-3A95-4BEE-B0F2-7A08A42AE8CA@microsoft.com...
> > It keeps giving me the error message Domain is Not Available. I tried to
> > delete the computer and rejoin the domain and it did not work.
> > (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;121649) I also
> tried
> > to format the windows XP machine and still no go.
> >
> > Does anyone have any idea? This is causing us serious problems.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
March 9, 2005 4:54:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

It sounds like you have problems with DNS. Does your DC point to an
internal updatable (Not a secondary) DNS server and does the client point to
this same server?

--

Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.



"Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4DA585BC-F512-4D87-BCAF-53D388E658DF@microsoft.com...
> Windows 2000 running active directory.
>
> "Paul Bergson" wrote:
>
> > This is referring to NT. Are you sure you are using a PDC/BDC or are
you on
> > Active Directory?
> >
> > --
> >
> > Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA
> >
> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:82DE37AF-3A95-4BEE-B0F2-7A08A42AE8CA@microsoft.com...
> > > It keeps giving me the error message Domain is Not Available. I tried
to
> > > delete the computer and rejoin the domain and it did not work.
> > > (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;121649) I
also
> > tried
> > > to format the windows XP machine and still no go.
> > >
> > > Does anyone have any idea? This is causing us serious problems.
> >
> >
> >
March 9, 2005 4:55:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

I am just using a linksys router to do DHCP. The DC is just basically a file
server.

"Paul Bergson" wrote:

> It sounds like you have problems with DNS. Does your DC point to an
> internal updatable (Not a secondary) DNS server and does the client point to
> this same server?
>
> --
>
> Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
>
>
> "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4DA585BC-F512-4D87-BCAF-53D388E658DF@microsoft.com...
> > Windows 2000 running active directory.
> >
> > "Paul Bergson" wrote:
> >
> > > This is referring to NT. Are you sure you are using a PDC/BDC or are
> you on
> > > Active Directory?
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA
> > >
> > > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:82DE37AF-3A95-4BEE-B0F2-7A08A42AE8CA@microsoft.com...
> > > > It keeps giving me the error message Domain is Not Available. I tried
> to
> > > > delete the computer and rejoin the domain and it did not work.
> > > > (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;121649) I
> also
> > > tried
> > > > to format the windows XP machine and still no go.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone have any idea? This is causing us serious problems.
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 5:24:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

If you are trying to attach to a domain and that is what the message is
telling you, this is where your problem resides.

The DC is a domain controller (Part of AD). Your machine is attempting to
find it, it sounds like.

--

Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.



"Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3107DDCD-BAE7-4A2B-90BB-5A5F0A82289B@microsoft.com...
> I am just using a linksys router to do DHCP. The DC is just basically a
file
> server.
>
> "Paul Bergson" wrote:
>
> > It sounds like you have problems with DNS. Does your DC point to an
> > internal updatable (Not a secondary) DNS server and does the client
point to
> > this same server?
> >
> > --
> >
> > Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA
> >
> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:4DA585BC-F512-4D87-BCAF-53D388E658DF@microsoft.com...
> > > Windows 2000 running active directory.
> > >
> > > "Paul Bergson" wrote:
> > >
> > > > This is referring to NT. Are you sure you are using a PDC/BDC or
are
> > you on
> > > > Active Directory?
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA
> > > >
> > > > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> > rights.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:82DE37AF-3A95-4BEE-B0F2-7A08A42AE8CA@microsoft.com...
> > > > > It keeps giving me the error message Domain is Not Available. I
tried
> > to
> > > > > delete the computer and rejoin the domain and it did not work.
> > > > > (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;121649) I
> > also
> > > > tried
> > > > > to format the windows XP machine and still no go.
> > > > >
> > > > > Does anyone have any idea? This is causing us serious problems.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 11:10:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

In news:3107DDCD-BAE7-4A2B-90BB-5A5F0A82289B@microsoft.com,
Matt <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> commented
Then Kevin replied below:
> I am just using a linksys router to do DHCP. The DC is
> just basically a file server.

If it is a Windows 2000 Active Directory Domain Controller, you have no
choice on the matter. You need a local DNS server (usually the DC) and the
DC and all clients MUST use its address for DNS, ONLY.

No ISP or any other external DNS address in any position, on any interface
(Including dial up)

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