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Active Directory Question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tushkahoma, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. tushkahoma

    tushkahoma Thread Starter

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    There are times when I open active directory to make a change to a users account that I run into this problem, I receive an error message stating the the server is not operational and can't connect. So then I go to the server room and it is working fine and I make the change there. What could be causing this, I have checked the mapping and that is fine.
     
  2. columbo

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    From the machine that you're trying to access AD from, have you installed the latest Service Pack?

    Also, are your DNS settings on this client machine properly configured?

    Only other possible fix I came across was related to TCP/IP filtering (on the DC):

    1. Right-click My Network Places on the domain controller which won't connect the Active Directory tool and press Properties.

    2. Right-click the network connection that you use and press Properties.

    3. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), on the General tab, and press Properties.

    4. Press the Advanced button.

    5. Select the Options tab.

    6. Select TCP/IP Filtering and press Properties.

    7. Make sure that TCP Ports is configured for Permit All.

    8. Press OK until the 'shutdown' message appears.

    9. Shutdown and restart the domain controller.
     
  3. tushkahoma

    tushkahoma Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply,
    The properties for tcp/ip filtering on the DC were set to allow all so it has to be something else, this problem seems to come and go. Yesterday I had no problem but this morning it would not come up even when I tried to connect to the DC. This is strange indeed.


    Update: Just tried again and this time it worked the only thing I did different was when I checked to tcp/ip filtering on the DC I did not actually go to the machine I used a program called VNC and checked it with that, after I closed VNC I was able to connect to Active Directory.
     
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