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"cannot find domain" error

By john.macphee ·
After resetting some user's passwords on the domain and forcing a password change on logon some of the users receive an error message saying "cannot find domain". We are using Active Directory to reset passwords.

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by jschein In reply to "cannot find domain" erro ...

ensure their primary dns # is pointing to your server...

if it is, please post.

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by lwt In reply to "cannot find domain" erro ...

Were all the passwords reset at the same time? Have the changes propagated throughout your DC's? What about your PDC? Is it functioning?

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Are you using W2K or Windows Server 2003? I don't know about the latter, but W2K has a Replication Monitor that can check replication paths and diagnose problems (If I remember correctly, there is a command-line version also). You could force replication between DCs. Or simply wait for the problem to resolve itself, if you had just changed passwords and the directory has not been updated on all the domain controllers. If you have a large network with different physical locations or employers who log in remotely, this may be a consideration.

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by john.macphee In reply to "cannot find domain" erro ...

I've noticed that when I do change a password or unlock an account from our main DC instead of the site DC, there are issues with the account getting locked on the site DC. Switching to the site DC and unlocking the account then changing the password seems to take care of most of the problems. I'd still like to know of a way to optimize the syncronization.

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