[windows2000] Re: Domain not available

  • From: <SEspeseth@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 16:24:06 -0500

You get that message when the account you are using does not have a locally 
cached copy and the computer cannot connect to the domain controller. 
The local cached profile can't be helped at that point so make sure it has a 
connection to the dc. Make sure the machine is on the network(look in the local 
dhcp server and ping the address from another machine), look in the dns server 
to see if it is registering properly(this verifys that the computer has the 
correct dns settings and can resolve the dc), and then check to see if global 
catalog server is up. 
You really should have a local admin account setup on those machines.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Kadoo [mailto:jkadoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 2:38 PM
To: Windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Domain not available

I've got an issue I haven't seen before.  I have a Windows 2k Pro machine that 
is giving an error when you try to sign in "The system cannot log you on now 
because the domain "DOMAINNAME" is not available."
Unfortunately there is no option to log onto the local machine like you would 
normally have.  I have looked on Ms's site but I haven't found anything that 
helpful.  Anyone seen this?  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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