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Server 2003: (Event Viewer) error every 5 minutes RE: DNS Server

Discussion in 'Networking' started by GOTzMADsKILLz, Jun 5, 2006.

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  1. GOTzMADsKILLz

    GOTzMADsKILLz Thread Starter

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    Every 5 minutes I get this error message popping up under event viewer on a Windows 2003 Small Business Server (all updates etc):

    Event ID: 1054

    Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.​

    I have done the MS Support site "recommendations", but the Server is pointing to itself for the DNS and the IP address and all that are fine. Not sure why or what is going on here. I can't seem to stop it.
     
  2. Rockn

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    This is coming from one or more or your network clients not finding a DNS server. I would look at your clients network config to see they are set up correctly.
     
  3. GOTzMADsKILLz

    GOTzMADsKILLz Thread Starter

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    Wouldn't the Event be coming from the Server if it's in the Server's Event Log? If it was coming from a client it wouldn't be logging the event in the Server Event Viewer it would have it's own... Cause if it can't find the Domain Controller... then how could it tell the Domain Server it has an issue?
     
  4. StumpedTechy

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    Have you tried changing it from 127.0.0.1 to its own IP does this yield any difference? Also have you checked and double checked that your DNS service is correctly running and your not getting any DNS errors on your server? Also have you checked your servers records in the DNS to ensure all looks well there?

    What does GPresult yield on both a client PC and on the server?

    Lastly is this a GPO your wanting to apply to the server as well or just the clients?
     
  5. GOTzMADsKILLz

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    It's the only error I get and the Servers DNS (under TCIP/IP Settings on the NIC) is set to it's network IP address: 192.168.10.5.

    DNS under Event Viewer shows no problems, the DNS is setup fine, totally bizarre. I didn't touch with the GPO since I first installed the Server, no updates done that seemed to start this. Will try GPResult. Have already done netstat etc.
     
  6. GOTzMADsKILLz

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    this is the GPResult:

    Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System Group Policy Result tool v2.0
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2001

    Created On 06/06/2006 at 4:28:49 PM

    RSOP data for PPL\Administrator on POWER : Logging Mode
    --------------------------------------------------------

    OS Type: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003 for Small Business Server
    OS Configuration: Primary Domain Controller
    OS Version: 5.2.3790
    Terminal Server Mode: Remote Administration
    Site Name: Default-First-Site-Name
    Roaming Profile:
    Local Profile: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator
    Connected over a slow link?: No


    COMPUTER SETTINGS
    ------------------
    CN=POWER,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=powerproperties,DC=local
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 06/06/2006 at 4:27:14 PM
    Group Policy was applied from: power.powerproperties.local
    Group Policy slow link threshold: 500 kbps
    Domain Name: PPL
    Domain Type: Windows 2000

    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
    Small Business Server Auditing Policy
    Default Domain Controllers Policy
    Small Business Server Client Computer
    Small Business Server Remote Assistance Policy
    Small Business Server Lockout Policy
    Small Business Server Domain Password Policy
    Default Domain Policy

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Small Business Server Windows Firewall
    Filtering: Denied (WMI Filter)
    WMI Filter: PostSP2

    Small Business Server Internet Connection Firewall
    Filtering: Denied (WMI Filter)
    WMI Filter: PreSP2

    Local Group Policy
    Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

    The computer is a part of the following security groups
    -------------------------------------------------------
    BUILTIN\Administrators
    Everyone
    BUILTIN\Users
    BUILTIN\Pre-Windows 2000 Compatible Access
    Windows Authorization Access Group
    NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK
    NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
    This Organization
    POWER$
    Domain Controllers
    Exchange Domain Servers
    NT AUTHORITY\ENTERPRISE DOMAIN CONTROLLERS
    Exchange Enterprise Servers


    USER SETTINGS
    --------------
    CN=Administrator,CN=Users,DC=powerproperties,DC=local
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 06/06/2006 at 3:53:36 PM
    Group Policy was applied from: power.powerproperties.local
    Group Policy slow link threshold: 500 kbps
    Domain Name: PPL
    Domain Type: Windows 2000

    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
    Default Domain Policy

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Small Business Server Lockout Policy
    Filtering: Disabled (GPO)

    Small Business Server Client Computer
    Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

    Small Business Server Windows Firewall
    Filtering: Denied (WMI Filter)
    WMI Filter: PostSP2

    Small Business Server Internet Connection Firewall
    Filtering: Denied (WMI Filter)
    WMI Filter: PreSP2

    Local Group Policy
    Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

    Small Business Server Remote Assistance Policy
    Filtering: Disabled (GPO)

    Small Business Server Domain Password Policy
    Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

    The user is a part of the following security groups
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Domain Users
    Everyone
    BUILTIN\Administrators
    BUILTIN\Users
    NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE
    NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
    This Organization
    LOCAL
    Domain Admins
    Group Policy Creator Owners
    Enterprise Admins
    SBS Report Users
    SBS Mobile Users
    Schema Admins
    Offer Remote Assistance Helpers

    That's it.... Not sure if there's anything useful there.
     
  7. GOTzMADsKILLz

    GOTzMADsKILLz Thread Starter

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    I'm still stumped... anyone got any ideas? WIll be changing the NIC to a 3Com 3C990SV97 Sever NIC but until that happens...
     
  8. Rockn

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    Can your workstations resolve names using your server as the DNS server? Do they have the ability to do forward and reverse name resolution?

    You may also want to try using nslookup to see if your DNS server is funcrioning like it should.
     
  9. StumpedTechy

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    Well the time stamps are telling me it IS processing some kind og GPO.... I wonder if its one specific one that is causing the problem but I really don't see many custom GPO's in there. There is one that makes me wary -

    Under Computer settings - Local Group Policy Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

    I just checked all 5 domain's that I have access too and they all have them applied. However on the User Settings portion I have the same error as you (and no errors in the event logs).
     
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