Active Directory Question

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

tushkahoma

Thread Starter
Joined
Mar 29, 2002
Messages
221
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.
 
Joined
Sep 10, 2001
Messages
3,178
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.
 

tushkahoma

Thread Starter
Joined
Mar 29, 2002
Messages
221
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.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top