Group Policy Not Applying



Hi All,

I have a group policy set for some winxp clients. When the
client boots, it comes up with the following netlogon

No Domain Controller is available for domain *NAME* due to
the following:
There are currently no logon servers available to service
the logon request. .
Make sure that the computer is connected to the network
and try again. If the problem persists, please contact
your domain administrator.

Everything works fine however. Im guessing its tried to
bring up netlogon before the network service has started.
I have set the "wait for network at startup" group policy -
but alas, no luck. Any ideas?



Its a Windows 2000 domain with two w2k domain controllers.
Ive run dcdiag on the server - no problems
netdiag.exe on the client -> no problems with anything.

im completely stumped.

the client completely ignores the "Wait for network"
policy setting.

I can log in straight away (cached credentials no doubt)
then run a group policy update and it works fine.....

Steven Umbach

Make sure that only AD domain controllers are listed in the tcp/ip properties of
the XP clients and that they have good connectivity to the first one in the list
and it responds to dnslookup requests for the domain controller _srv records as
shown in the KB link below. If an ISP dns server is listed, it could be used for
trying to locate the domain controller, even if it is listed second in the list
if the first dns server does not respond quick enough. XP Pro computers should
not have the ICF firewall enabled on the domain lan either assuming there is
other firewall protection. --- Steve

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