Specified Domain Does Not Exist or Could Not Be Contacted

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Brian Allen, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Brian Allen

    Brian Allen Guest

    I'm having an issue logging a server at a remote location onto our internal
    domain. Every time I try to log on the domain, I get the message that's in
    my Subject title.

    Not sure what could be the case. When the machine was setup locally, it was
    added to the domain and able to log in. However, after moving it to a remove
    location, and on a different IP subnet, it can not contact our domain.

    I have LDAP open both here and at the remote location. I also have added
    routes in the LMHOSTS file that point to our DC, and other computers, here in
    the office. Anyone have any possible ideas as to what would prevent the
    remote server from finding the domain and being able to log in?

    -Brian Allen
    Brian Allen, Apr 7, 2005
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  2. You have 2 issues:

    1. Ports - probably need to open Kerberos (88 UDP) and DNS (53 TCP/UDP).

    2. Routing - you can put names and IP addresses in LMHOSTS, but not
    routing. Can you ping the IP of the DC from the remote server?

    Doug Sherman
    Doug Sherman [MVP], Apr 7, 2005
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