Workstations cant login to domain (Drop)

May 10, 2011 at 14:09:09
Specs: Windows 7\XP Pro
We have an active directory network with 2 domain controllers. We are having random computers "drop off" the domain. When the user attempts to login using their account, they get a message that the domain controller cannot be contacted. The only way to fix this issue is to login with a local admin account and rejoin the domain.

I have looked all over the web for a hit at what this could be. The only thing that I can come up with is a SID issue during imaging.

Anyone have a clue?

Thanks,

Jeff


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#1
May 10, 2011 at 14:34:27
That sid issue was debunked a few years back by the very author who started it.

Fact you just had to join is odd. Usually you have to join a workgroup and then join the domain.

Have you reviewed the server and dns event viewer logs for errors?
I am wondering if the servers are replicating between themselves.

Lets see a ipconfig /all from each server and a workstation for review.

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May 10, 2011 at 23:53:15
Login to that machine locally, check the DNS functionality

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#3
May 12, 2011 at 11:19:59
See if another machine has the same name on the network or rename that machine to something else and see if you get any errors.

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#4
May 12, 2011 at 11:29:55
this isn't a netbios name issue mathmatical.
this is a active directory issue.

my suspicion is that AD didn't get properly installed on these two servers.

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