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When you run the Dcdiag.exe tool, you may receive an error message similar to:
Note that "')" is displayed instead of a host name. Other ASCII characters besides "')" (for example, "†%") may also be displayed instead of the host name.
Starting test: Connectivity
* Active Directory LDAP Services Check
The host ') could not be resolved to a valid IP address.
Check the DNS server, DHCP, server name, etc.
......................... hostname failed test Connectivity
This issue occurs because the variable for the server name is not properly sent to the output device.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------ 09-Aug-2001 15:39 5.0.2195.4111 217,872 Dcdiag.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249149/EN-US/ )Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
Article ID: 291383 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 3.2