Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Edwin Delgado, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355
    A Primary Domain Controller could not be located.

    Edwin Delgado, Dec 2, 2005
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  2. Nice question!

    Looks as if your host cannot locate the PDC?

    Type in NLTEST /?

    Are your DCs patched up?

    Arnold Rimmer, Dec 3, 2005
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  3. Edwin Delgado

    crfroehlich Guest

    I'm also getting the same error. I have only one DC (running on win2k3
    server) on my network, but it is not recognized as the PDC. Any suggestions?
    I tried running NLTEST--it could not locate a PDC. I'm trying to raise the
    domain function level to server 2003, but again--it cannot locate the PDC.
    Any solutions?
    crfroehlich, Feb 8, 2006
  4. Edwin Delgado

    Chrispsg Guest

    Run this command:

    netdom query fsmo

    You will need to install Windows 2K3 Server Support Tools. What does
    netdom report as the PDC Emulator? Is this machine online? Also another
    thing you might want to check is for the SRV records in DNS for the PDC.
    Chrispsg, Feb 9, 2006
  5. Edwin Delgado

    crfroehlich Guest

    The netdom query returns what I would expect: pdc.domain.com. I tried to add
    an SRV pdc record for my domain.com--but I receive an error: another DNS
    server is managing part of this domain. This is odd as I do not have another
    DNS server installed.
    crfroehlich, Feb 9, 2006
  6. Edwin Delgado

    Chrispsg Guest

    Has a Domain Controller been removed from the network with out being
    demoted to a member server? Use ntdsutil to list the servers in the
    domain. If a DC has been removed from the network without being demoted
    you will have to use ntds metadata cleanup to remove it.

    Chrispsg, Feb 9, 2006
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