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Domain Controller with 2012 Errors and Connectivity Problems
Article ID: 200017 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q200017
Your Windows NT Server computer may occasionally log the following events in the Event Viewer System log:
The event may be generated when trying to log on from Windows 95 clients, who will get the following error:
Event ID: 2012
Description: The server has encountered a network error.
The event may be generated when trying to connect to the domain controller through Explorer or browsing through Network Neighborhood, and the response may be:
The domain password you supplied is incorrect or access to your logon server has been denied.
The event may be generated when trying to print to some of the printers queued on the troubled domain controller, and will generate the following error:
The network has responded incorrectly.
NOTE: You will be able to ping the IP address and NetBIOS name successfully to and from the server displaying Event ID 2012.
The system call level is not correct.
The following situations can cause these symptoms:
To resolve this problem, do either of the following:
Error 2012 in the Event Viewer, in general, indicated there is a connectivity problem. It is advised to go through the normal connectivity troubleshooting steps:
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