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DC-WNC1HNL0OYU passed test Replications Starting test: NCSecDesc ......................... Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for tech news and trends Membership How it Works Gigs Live Careers Plans and Pricing For Business Become an Expert Resource Center About Us Who We Time Server Name: \\dbsvr.mydomain.net Locator Flags: 0xe00003fc Preferred Time Server Name: \\dbsvr.mydomain.net Locator Flags: 0xe00003fc KDC Name: \\dbsvr.mydomain.net Locator Flags: 0xe00003fc ......................... us passed test CrossRefValidation Starting test: CheckSDRefDom ......................... http://jessriegel.com/could-not/get-mailuser-could-not-be-found-on-domain-controller.html

You should then add a "forwarder" to the DNS service itself under the DNS MMC snap-in. –SpacemanSpiff Mar 16 '12 at 4:23 | show 4 more comments 2 Answers 2 active CCI_DC passed test Connectivity Doing primary tests Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\CCI_DC Starting test: Replications ......................... it was so simple, I do not think :) 0 Question has a verified solution. CCI_DC passed test NetLogons Starting test: Advertising Warning: CCI_DC is not advertising as a time server. ......................... https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/46770ba8-9974-497e-bd6d-f3b80b67f603/domain-server-not-replicating-and-will-not-authenticate-users?forum=winserverDS

The Server Holding The Pdc Role Is Down Error 1355

Warning: DcGetDcName(TIME_SERVER) call failed, error 1355 A Time Server could not be located. Cleaning the metadata -> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736378%28WS.10%29.aspx Now, I'd run dcdiag /repairmachineaccount and see if that yeilds results, if it does it should fix the machine account and place it in the domain Configure authorative time server on the PDC role holder server below is the KB article for the same. If it's an old server, shouldn't you have a restore point?

lci passed test CheckSDRefDom Running enterprise tests on : lci.local Starting test: Intersite ......................... Fun stuff... washdc passed test CheckSDRefDom Running partition tests on : Schema Starting test: CrossRefValidation ......................... A Primary Domain Controller Could Not Be Located 1355 dbsvr passed test CheckSecurityError Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones Starting test: CrossRefValidation .........................

failed on the DNS server 192.136.148.17 DNS server: 192.55.55.241 (f.root-servers.net.) 1 test failure on this DNS server This is not a valid DNS server. A Primary Domain Controller Could Not Be Located. The Server Holding The Pdc Role Is Down. Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom Running partition tests on : lci Starting test: CrossRefValidation ......................... Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : washdcdc01 Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : washdc.state.sbu http://www.shofkom.com/2009/03/10/what-to-do-when-the-domain-controller-cant-find-its-domain/ DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=state,DC=sbu Last replication recieved from NCCAPPSER8DC02 at 2011-11-20 08:37:21.

Restart the windows time service.Ran w32tm /resync /rediscover command. The Primary Domain Controller For This Domain Could Not Be Located 3096 The Record is correct on DNS server '100.200.52.145'. Autodiscover 0x800710DD ► October (20) ► September (6) ► August (4) ► July (11) ► June (4) ► May (7) ► April (5) ► March (9) ► February (5) ► January dbsvr passed test OutboundSecureChannels Starting test: ObjectsReplicated dbsvr is in domain DC=mydomain,DC=net Checking for CN=dbsvr,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=mydomain,DC=net in domain DC=mydomain,DC=net on 1 servers Object is up-to-date on all servers.

A Primary Domain Controller Could Not Be Located. The Server Holding The Pdc Role Is Down.

Then run DCDIAG and NETDIAG again and start working on the individual errors. you could try here The Record is correct on DNS server '127.0.0.1'. The Server Holding The Pdc Role Is Down Error 1355 NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed No NetBT scope defined [WARNING] You don't have a single interface with the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03> A Global Catalog Server Could Not Be Located Schema passed test CrossRefValidation Starting test: CheckSDRefDom .........................

Done gathering initial info. http://jessriegel.com/could-not/group-policy-management-console-specified-domain-controller-could-not-contacted.html DC1 failed test MachineAccount Starting test: Services w32time Service is stopped on [DC1] NETLOGON Service is stopped on [DC1] ......................... A Good Time Server could not be located. failed on the DNS server 192.112.136.4 DNS server: 192.203.230.110 (e.root-servers.net.) 1 test failure on this DNS server This is not a valid DNS server. A Good Time Server Could Not Be Located

mydomain.net failed test FsmoCheck > > > Now, this is somewhat disconcerting as this server is in fact the PDC > role holder, as shown by "netdom query fsmo": > > CCI_DC failed test systemlog Starting test: VerifyReferences ......................... http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/10/31/troubleshooting-kcc-event-log-errors.aspx What does DCDIAG actually… do? Source What was most concerning however is the error "The server holding the PDC role is down".

DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom Running partition tests on : Schema Starting test: CrossRefValidation ......................... Dcdiag A Primary Domain Controller Could Not Be Located DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=appservices,DC=state,DC=sbu Last replication recieved from NCCAPPSER8DC02 at 2011-11-20 08:37:20. APPSERDC01 failed test systemlog Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355 A Primary Domain Controller could not be located.

School passed test CheckSDRefDom Running enterprise tests on : School.local Starting test: Intersite .........................

Failed to enumerate event log records, error Access is denied. ......................... share|improve this answer answered Mar 16 '12 at 12:42 SpacemanSpiff 8,2831733 Just a minor correction, 127.0.0.1 should always be last especially in 2003 where it was possible to create Warning: attribute rIdSetReferences missing from CN=CCI_DC,OU=Domain C ntrollers,DC=us,DC=ccius,DC=com Could not get Rid set Reference :failed with 8481: The search failed t retrieve attributes from the database. Failed Test Locatorcheck PROBLEM: Users unable to login to the domain - DCs not replicating RESOLUTION: => Set the RPC Locator service to Automatic and started on the PDC. => Still DCdiag gave errors

And dcdiag / netdiag as Mike suggests would be good. 0 Message Author Comment by:Rock996 ID: 138331632005-04-21 I get a lot of test failures when I run DCDIAG. Make sure that this computer is connected to the network. Your DC entry is one of them on DNS server '127.0.0.1', no need to re-register. +------------------------------------------------------+ The record on your DC is: DNS NAME = gc._msdcs.mydomain.net. http://jessriegel.com/could-not/group-policy-management-console-domain-controller-could-not-contacted.html CN=Configuration,DC=state,DC=sbu Last replication recieved from NCCAPPSER8DC02 at 2011-11-20 08:37:19.

Bertram Guest Hi all, I'm having a problem with my domain that I hope you can help with. I think they have had a machine that did not get demoted properly setup as the same name in the past (cci_dc) I think that is may be where the \0ADEL:8daa7e71-2851-4a59-ab91-706930738b97 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/247922 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938449 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/202840 Abhijit Waikar - MCSA 2003|MCSA 2003:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:SA Edited by Abhijit Waikar Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:23 PM Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:15 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign It seems to have the PDC role correct in most of the locations it should, but whatever the Trust uses and the FsmoCheck uses, it is still advertising an incorrect setting.

Warning: APPSERDC01 is not advertising as a time server. ......................... CCI_DC passed test frssysvol Starting test: frsevent Error 5 opening FRS eventlog \\CCI_DC:File Replication Service: Access is denied. ......................... Chris 0 Message Author Comment by:Rock996 ID: 138846692005-04-28 I went thru that article and followed the instructions to clear bad data. Make sure that both the DC can reach each other.

Contact your ISP and get valid DNS IPs from them and add it in to the forwarders, Do not set public DNS server in TCP/IP setting of DC. Why is this error saying it is down? WASHDCDC01 failed test Connectivity Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355 A Primary Domain Controller could not be located. DC1 failed test kccevent Starting test: systemlog An Error Event occured.

The PDC Emulator has many roles including being the source of authority for domain group policy changes, the source of authority for time synchronisation and being a reliable source for all failed on the DNS server 128.63.22.53 Name resolution is not functional. _ldap._tcp.state.sbu. lci passed test CrossRefValidation Starting test: CheckSDRefDom ......................... washdc passed test CrossRefValidation Starting test: CheckSDRefDom .........................

Join Now For immediate help use Live now! CCI_DC passed test MachineAccount Starting test: Services ......................... DC-WNC1HNL0OYU passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders Starting test: RidManager .........................