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    Hi ,

    We are using SBS 2000 , we have implemented AD and GPO. We have even implement password expiry policy from it , but now suddenly it gives error while trying to access it.

    the domain controller for group policy operations is not available.you may cancel this operation for this session or retry using one of the following domain controller choices.

    the one with the operations master token for the pdc emulator

    the one used by active directory snap-ins

    use available domain controller

    If i am choosing any of the radio button it gives me there is no domain controller available...please help...

    Thanks.....

  • #2
    Re: Group policy issue

    So what else has changed? Have you removed any of the FSMO roles, or moved them to another server?

    You know you really should be thinking of upgrading your server - from one that is 10 years old and at the heart of your business - IMHO, of course.
    TIA

    Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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    • #3
      Re: Group policy issue

      Do you have any other domain controllers, or just this one server ?

      Where are you seeing the errors you have reported ?

      and a silly one - have you tried to reboot the server ?

      Like teiger says - what changed - (mostly) things don't just break suddenly
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      • #4
        Re: Group policy issue

        Hi ,

        At present my server is in a domain mode ..do i need to change it in a native mode. will it affect my settings in GPO.

        Thanks ,

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        • #5
          Re: Group policy issue

          HI

          Well as you are running SBS 2000, so i am sure that there is no other ADC available, hence use another available domain controller is definately not an option for you. Now the question is why are you getting this error and the reason is that there is something wrong with your SBS DC. I would suggest take a DC diag of the Server, look into the errors and work accordingly.

          And yes mixed mode or native mode has nothing to do with this issue, moreover if you do not have any NT DC in the domain...you can upgrade to native but I don't think your DC would let you do that right now

          Karan
          Last edited by Wired; 6th December 2009, 00:00.
          Best Regards,
          Pledge Technologies

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          • #6
            Re: Group policy issue

            Originally posted by nehanda View Post
            Hi ,

            At present my server is in a domain mode ..do i need to change it in a native mode.

            Thanks ,
            What do you mean by the above quote? Are you intending to demote (DCPROMO ) the SBS Server down to a Member Server? If yes, then you are in for a world of hurt.
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            • #7
              Re: Group policy issue

              Hi ,

              I run DCDIAG in my server but it passes all test ...no errors reported ..

              Here is a example...

              ABC is the server name and hello.com is my domain name ..

              C:\>dcdiag

              DC Diagnosis

              Performing initial setup:
              Done gathering initial info.

              Doing initial non skippeable tests

              Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\ABC
              Starting test: Connectivity
              ......................... ABC passed test Connectivity

              Doing primary tests

              Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\ABC
              Starting test: Replications
              ......................... ABC passed test Replications
              Starting test: NCSecDesc
              ......................... ABC passed test NCSecDesc
              Starting test: NetLogons
              ......................... ABC passed test NetLogons
              Starting test: Advertising
              ......................... ABC passed test Advertising
              Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
              ......................... ABC passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
              Starting test: RidManager
              ......................... ABC passed test RidManager
              Starting test: MachineAccount
              ......................... ABC passed test MachineAccount
              Starting test: Services
              ......................... ABC passed test Services
              Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
              ......................... ABC passed test ObjectsReplicated
              Starting test: frssysvol
              ......................... ABC passed test frssysvol
              Starting test: kccevent
              ......................... ABC passed test kccevent
              Starting test: systemlog
              ......................... ABC passed test systemlog

              Running enterprise tests on : hello.com
              Starting test: Intersite
              ......................... hello.com passed test Intersite
              Starting test: FsmoCheck
              ......................... hello.com passed test FsmoCheck

              Please help

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              • #8
                Re: Group policy issue

                Hey

                Would like you to run dcdiag /v and also check out the event vwr of the machine for some more info

                May be you can take a MPS report of the server and share with us...that would tell us all

                http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en


                Regards
                karan
                Pledgetechnologies
                Best Regards,
                Pledge Technologies

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                • #9
                  Re: Group policy issue

                  Originally Posted by nehanda
                  Hi ,

                  At present my server is in a domain mode ..do i need to change it in a native mode.

                  Thanks ,
                  Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                  What do you mean by the above quote? Are you intending to demote (DCPROMO ) the SBS Server down to a Member Server? If yes, then you are in for a world of hurt.
                  I must be making invisible posts again.
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                  2 2 was 1 2.
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