Quote:> I have set up a AD with two servers. Up until today
> everything appeared to be fine. From first thing this
> morning they refuse to replicate. The message I receive
> is 'The following error occurred during the attempt to
> contact the domain controllers: The RPC server is
> unavailable'. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
What do you mean by 'not listed in the AD'? I think you
probably opened up the Users and Computers snap-in and
couldn't find them on the other DC... yes/no?
If you have only one domain, and two DCs, then you would
expect that the domain container on either DC would be
identical. IF you can't find the user object when
trgetting one or the other DC then you have some sort of
problem - most likely in replication.
The first thing I would do is check the event logs for
any errors related to replication. Then I would force
replication using the Sites and Services Snap-in. The
user objects should immediately show up on both DCs.
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>I have two DC's (A and B) on my single domain network.
I add users on
>one server DC (A) and they do not show up in Active
Directory on the
>other server (B). When the user logs onto the network,
they seem to
>authenticate to the server (B) that doesn't have them
listed in the
>Active Directory and therefore can't logon. They are
listed on the
>other server (A) in Active Directory. Any ideas?
Based on the error you have DNS problems. Verify that all DCs are pointing to valid DNS servers and verify that each DC has registered its SRV records and GUID record in the DNS zone for your domain.
Tim Hines, MCSA, MCSE (2000 & NT4)
MVP - Active Directory
when i use the active directory replication monitor to check for replication errors, this is the error i recieved in the log file <replication works> but i want to know what this means, also, what is the deleted server #1 mean??
i've attached a screenshot so that you can see what im actually looking at, thank you,
Domain Controller Name: SWA-SRV-DC
Directory Partition: CN=Configuration,DC=inquery,DC=corp
Replication Partner: **DELETED SERVER #1
Failure Code: 8524
Failure Reason: The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure.