Clients Cannot Join a Domain with Norton Internet Security 2002

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When you install Norton Internet Security 2002, you have the option to install Norton AntiVirus during the installation. When you finish installing, connectivity issues may occur between the client computer and the domain controller if you do not configure the Norton software to permit communication between the client and the domain controller. You typically receive error messages on the client when the domain controller tries to initiate communication because the client is blocking inbound communication. When this issue occurs, you may experience any of the following symptoms:
  • When you try to join a Microsoft Windows 2000-based domain, you receive a "The specified domain either does not exist or could not becontacted" error message.
  • You cannot ping the client from the domaincontroller (you receive a "Request timed out" error message). You can ping the domain controller fromthe client.
  • It takes more than 15 minutes to log on to the domain.
Events that may appear in Event Viewer include:
  • Event ID: 1000
    Source: Userenv
    Description:Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. Return value(1908)
  • Event ID: 54
    Source: w32time
    Description: Thewindows Time Service was not able to find a domain controller. A time and dateupdate was not possible.
  • Event ID: 3034
    Source: MRxSmb
    Description: Theredirector was unable to initialize security context or query contextattributes.
  • Event ID: 11
    Source: w32time
    Description: The didn't respond.
  • Event ID: 5783
    Source: NETLOGON
    Description: Thesession setup to the Windows NT or Windows 2000 domain controller for the domain Domain is not responsive. The current RPC callfrom Netlogon on Workstation to DCName has been canceled.
These issues may occur if the Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect service is running.
Warning This workaround may make your computer or your network more vulnerable to attack by malicious users or by malicious software such as viruses. We do not recommend this workaround but are providing this information so that you can implement this workaround at your own discretion. Use this workaround at your own risk.

Note An antivirus program is designed to help protect your computer from viruses. You must not download or open files from sources that you do not trust, visit Web sites that you do not trust, or open e-mail attachments when your antivirus program is disabled.

For additional information about computer viruses, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129972 Computer viruses: description, prevention, and recovery
Disable the Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect service in the Services snap-in. You may also have to remove Norton Internet Security 2002 to restore communication. Contact Norton for information about how to correctly install and configure the Auto-Protect feature.

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Article ID: 810402 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 21:05:36 - Revision: 3.0

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