Unable to Login to Active Directory Domain

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I am using an active directory on Windows Server 2000. I don't have any idea but I am receiving annoying error messages with respect to the active directory, for instance, “login attempt failed”.

I have two subnets, one on the inside switch while the other performing on the external switch. My active directory executes on the domain controller, and recently I've shifted my SharePoint Server on to some other web server which deals with external subnet. The objective was to have integrated the active directory with the second external subnet, so for this purpose I made some changes in DNS GUI. But unfortunately, when it was done, it stopped working. To stay in safe corner, I switched back the settings to the defaults configurations in hope of fine result but it still failed. The other subnet was running quite smoothly and keeps serving clients on their machines. Now I'm unable to deal with my domain via active directory interface. Any help and suggestions would be highly appreciated in this concern. Thank you.

Answered By 5 points N/A #136856

Unable to Login to Active Directory Domain


Good Day Ruth,



You can fix this problem by removing one client or one of the servers out of the AD and adding it once more. I'm also afraid that the licensing of your server or client had already expired and that is why they're not being allowed to authenticate active directory.

By simply making it member of a Dummy Workgroup and then following doing that (without rebooting) try to log on one of the client by eliminating it from the Domain. Make it a member of the Domain again and when you’re permitted to make it a member of the domain, you would know that it is again approved to join the Domain and be authenticated again. Let the reboot and try log in directly to your Domain.


I hope this information helps,


Mark Amna

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