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Err Msg: Could Not Find Domain Controller for This Domain
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When you attempt to establish a trust relationship from a trusting domain by connecting to a primary domain controller (PDC) running Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 in a trusted domain, you may receive the following error message:
Could not find domain controller for this domain.
This behavior can occur if the 1b (domain master browser) and 1c (domain controller) NetBIOS names for the PDC in the trusted domain are not registered in the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS). This can occur when the WINS servers in the two domains do not replicate to each other.
To resolve this issue, modify the Lmhosts file that contains the 1b and 1c entries for the PDC of the trusted domain:
This behavior can also occur if you manually added the RestrictAnonymous registry value to the registry on the PDC of the trusted domain. This value prevents null session connections. In addition, this registry value also prevents a trusting domain from connecting to the PDC in the trusted domain to establish a trust relationship.
For information about establishing a trust relationship between domains, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
178640For more information about using an Lmhosts file, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/178640/EN-US/ )Could Not Find Domain Controller When Establishing a Trust
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180094/EN-US/ )How to Write an LMHOSTS File for Domain Validation
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163409/EN-US/ )NetBIOS Suffixes (16th Character of the NetBIOS Name)
Article ID: 245172 - Last Review: February 27, 2007 - Revision: 2.2