Windows cannot connect to domain controller

By adam.ollier ·
Hello i have a problem and was wondering if anyone could help me out as i am fairly new to this game.

I have an error "Windows cannot connect to the Domain Controller, either the Domain Controller is down or because the computer account was not found."

I am using XP on the machines and server are 2003 server, we use active directory and have Exchange and Domain servers.
I have tried changing network cables and that doesn't solve anything, I can ping the network but the network but the network cannot ping me.
I am logged on the local administrator, but when I log on as network user it gives me the error?

Any ideas as I am lost at the moment?

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Hi there

by mrleeboden In reply to Windows cannot connect to ...

I would check the Group Policy to see if there is a duplicate account on the network aswell Check your DNS/DHCP server aswell

Need more information when you trie and connect to the domain what error message are you getting

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Try these

by tracey In reply to Hi there

You can try removing the computer from the domain, putting it into workgroup, rebooting and putting it back into the domain. I saw another post where it indicated rebuilding the TCP/IP stack would work.

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Check your NIC

by mark In reply to Windows cannot connect to ...

This can be causes if you have a gigabyte ethernet connection. The following link will walk you through disabling TCP/IP Media Sensing:

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