"The Server Is Not Operational" Error Message in Active Directory Tools


When you are using the Active Directory administration tools, you may receive the following error message:

The server is not operational
This message may be displayed when you open a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, or while you are using a snap-in after a domain controller has been located.


This error message may be caused by any of the following situations:
  • The network configuration of the client is incorrect. This includes the absence of addresses or incorrect addresses for DNS servers to locate and resolve domain controllers.
  • The configuration of the Winsock Proxy client is incorrect, preventing the correct resolution of available domain controllers and their addresses.
  • Network connectivity between the client and the domain controllers discovered by querying DNS is not available.
  • Communication over the network to the domain controller is functioning properly, but an invalid response was returned to the client.
  • The domain controller used as the data source while the MMC snap-in is open has become unavailable.


This behavior is by design.

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