I am not sure what the problem is maybe someone can help figure it out.
I have a remote office that we've been having issues with. There are about a dozen users out there with Win2000/XP computers. During the last couple of months they have been complaining that they cannot log into the domain because they get an error that reads something about the server not responding in a timely fashion.
They have a Windows 2000 server out at this location that was just setup as a file server for sharing files, so I thought I would set it up as a domain controller so that they could log into the domain locally instead of authenticating through the WAN link.
Now when I try to install Active Directory on this server I get an error similar to what the workstations have been getting when they can't logon.
Active Directory Installation Failed
Binding to server SERVER1 using the supplied credentials failed
"The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion."
In the past the only way I could fix this problem for the remote users was to physically reboot the PDC at our main office and then they could login again. I can't keep rebooting the PDC like this. Does anyone have some thoughts on what it could be?
The error was coming up during the Active Directory Installation Wizard. I know the credentials were right so that is not the problem.
I was attempting to create a new child domain at the remote location.
The obsticle that seems to be getting me is that this remote server is running Windows 2000 server and I am trying to create a child domain in a Windows 2003 forest. I can't seem to find too much info out there about this(mostly how to add 2003 DCs to 2000 domains), so I'm not sure if it's possible.
Since then I have been able to reinstall AD making the Win2k server a DC under the root domain, but that still doesn't seem to be working 100% right. I can't get access to any of the users and computers or domains and trusts snapins. My global catalog server does see the 2000 server and recognizes it as a DC.
I am using my user account to authenticate all of this and I am part of the enterprise admins, schema admins, domain admins groups.