netlogon and Gbit ethernet issue

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Darren Brinksneader, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Hello All,

    I have the following configuration on two different servers, that have the
    same issue:

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterrise with SP2
    Dell PowerEdge 2950 with Broadcom ( BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD
    Client))

    I get the following error on both:
    "This computer was not able to set up a secure session with a domain
    controller in domain APH due to the following:
    There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.
    This may lead to authentication problems. Make sure that this computer is
    connected to the network. If the problem persists, please contact your domain
    administrator.

    ADDITIONAL INFO
    If this computer is a domain controller for the specified domain, it sets up
    the secure session to the primary domain controller emulator in the specified
    domain. Otherwise, this computer sets up the secure session to any domain
    controller in the specified domain."
     
    Darren Brinksneader, Mar 26, 2008
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  2. There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon
    This sounds like a DNS problem.
    Post an ipconfig /all from both of the servers.


    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Mar 26, 2008
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  3. Let me elaborate a little more...

    Systems joined domain with no problem
    Systems can ping any host by name or IP
    I can logon to the systems and connect to shares on the network.

    From what I have read, it seems that some GBit cards take longer to go
    through the intitalization process, so netlogon bet it to the punch.

    This holds true, because I can restart the netlogon serivce and get no
    additional errors.

    I have increased the netlogon wait time to 30 seconds (no change)
    I have added dependencies for netlogon such as TermServices, RasMan, the NIC
    divers, NBT over TCIP, plus more... (no change)

    I have installed different versions of drivers for the NICs also.

    Any thoughts...
     
    Darren Brinksneader, Mar 26, 2008
    #3
  4. One other tidbit...this is Windows Server 64-bit.
     
    Darren Brinksneader, Mar 26, 2008
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  5. Darren Brinksneader

    Anteaus Guest

    Don't overlook the notorious LANcard-driver (faulty) powersave option. This
    sounds a lot like the kind of symptoms it generates.

    http://mylogon.net/support/psave

     
    Anteaus, Mar 26, 2008
    #5
  6. I made sure the "power-save" option was deselected.
     
    Darren Brinksneader, Mar 26, 2008
    #6
  7. Systems can ping any host by name or IP

    When you get the message about no domain controller found can you ping the
    DNS server at that time?

    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Mar 26, 2008
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  8. That's the whole problem. This happens before logon, when the computer tries
    to connect to establish a secure channel, authenticate the server and process
    the computer policies. By the time a user can log on, net logon connectivity
    is established. So, that is why I think it is a gbit NIC
    driver/load/initialize related issue. Netlogon is beating it to the punch.
     
    Darren Brinksneader, Mar 27, 2008
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  9. I would install a 10/100 NIC and test. If the problem goes away I would get
    in touch with the people that make the GIG NIC and explain what's happening.

    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Mar 27, 2008
    #9
  10. That was my line of thinking. The only issue is that I need to find a
    PCI-x/e card.

    Thanks.
     
    Darren Brinksneader, Mar 27, 2008
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  11. Just in case anybody else runs into similar issue...it was a problem with
    spanning-tree on the switch.
     
    Darren Brinksneader, Mar 28, 2008
    #11
  12. Thanks for the info.


    DDS
    \
     
    Danny Sanders, Mar 28, 2008
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    nicola massaro, Apr 6, 2008
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