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WIn 2008 ML350 G3 Nic Problems

 
Jason Brownlow
Occasional Contributor

WIn 2008 ML350 G3 Nic Problems

I have 2 ML350's and both seem to have issues as a domain controller. Clients cant join the domain. The server seems to be broadcasting correctly but from other clients id doesnt. I have spent a lot of time on this issue.
The NIs should be 7760's given thats the model for ML350. I have done everything including reinstalling drivers, using the second machine, reconfiguring and trouble shooting DNS and AD, Domain Control... no luck.

After installing Win 2008 Server and creating a fresh tree in a new forest clients can not join domain. Internet & exchange2007(on the dc) work fine. The Error after entering a valid domain admin user and pass comes back: domainname.com: network path not found. Can ping domain controller from client by fqdn adn IP.
Both machines are Compaq Proliant ML350 G3's Nics are presumably Broadcom 7760's
Clearly the client can see the domain controller.AD seems fine as does DNS. Have tried reinstalling more than one and changed the box the DC is on.
DCdiag on the domaincontroler is clean no errors.
DCdiag from the client produces:

icrosoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Administrator.NICE.000>dcdiag

Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
Trying to find home server...
***Error: NICE is not a Directory Server. Must specify /s: Server> or /n: or nothing to use the local machine.
ERROR: Could not find home server.

C:\Users\Administrator.NICE.000>dcdiag /s:myservername.MYHOSTNAME.com

Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
* Identified AD Forest.
Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\myservername
Starting test: Connectivity
......................... myservername passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\myservername
Starting test: Advertising
Fatal Error:DsGetDcName (myservername) call failed, error 1722
The Locator could not find the server.
......................... myservername failed test Advertising
Starting test: FrsEvent
......................... myservername passed test FrsEvent
Starting test: DFSREvent
There are warning or error events within the last 24 hours after the
SYSVOL has been shared. Failing SYSVOL replication problems may caus
Group Policy problems.
......................... myservername passed test DFSREvent
Starting test: SysVolCheck
[myservername] An net use or LsaPolicy operation failed with error 53,
The network path was not found..
......................... myservername failed test SysVolCheck
Starting test: KccEvent
......................... myservername passed test KccEvent
Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
......................... myservername passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
Starting test: MachineAccount
Could not open pipe with [myservername]:failed with 53:
The network path was not found.
Could not get NetBIOSDomainName
Failed can not test for HOST SPN
Failed can not test for HOST SPN
......................... myservername passed test MachineAccount
Starting test: NCSecDesc
......................... myservername passed test NCSecDesc
Starting test: NetLogons
[myservername] An net use or LsaPolicy operation failed with error 53,
The network path was not found..
......................... myservername failed test NetLogons
Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
......................... myservername passed test ObjectsReplicated
Starting test: Replications
......................... myservername passed test Replications
Starting test: RidManager
......................... myservername passed test RidManager
Starting test: Services
Could not open Remote ipc to [myservername.MYHOSTNAME.COM]: error 0x35
"The network path was not found."
......................... myservername failed test Services
Starting test: SystemLog
An Warning Event occurred. EventID: 0x8000001D
Time Generated: 06/05/2009 23:00:46
Event String:
The Key Distribution Center (KDC) cannot find a suitable certifica
to use for smart card logons, or the KDC certificate could not be verified. S
rt card logon may not function correctly if this problem is not resolved. To c
rect this problem, either verify the existing KDC certificate using certutil.e
or enroll for a new KDC certificate.
......................... myservername passed test SystemLog
Starting test: VerifyReferences
......................... myservername passed test VerifyReferences


Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
Starting test: CrossRefValidation
......................... ForestDnsZones passed test
CrossRefValidation

Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
Starting test: CrossRefValidation
......................... DomainDnsZones passed test
CrossRefValidation

Running partition tests on : Schema
Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom
Starting test: CrossRefValidation
......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation

Running partition tests on : Configuration
Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom
Starting test: CrossRefValidation
......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidatio

Running partition tests on : MYHOSTNAME
Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
......................... MYHOSTNAME passed test CheckSDRefDom
Starting test: CrossRefValidation
......................... MYHOSTNAME passed test
CrossRefValidation

Running enterprise tests on : MYHOSTNAME.COM
Starting test: LocatorCheck
Warning: DcGetDcName(GC_SERVER_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1722
A Global Catalog Server could not be located - All GC's are down.
Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1722
A Primary Domain Controller could not be located.
The server holding the PDC role is down.
Warning: DcGetDcName(TIME_SERVER) call failed, error 1722
A Time Server could not be located.
The server holding the PDC role is down.
Warning: DcGetDcName(GOOD_TIME_SERVER_PREFERRED) call failed, error
1722
A Good Time Server could not be located.
Warning: DcGetDcName(KDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1722
A KDC could not be located - All the KDCs are down.
......................... MYHOSTNAME.COM failed test
LocatorCheck
Starting test: Intersite
......................... MYHOSTNAME.COM passed test Intersite

Your help is appreiated as my hair is almost gone and I havent slept in days! :0)


NIC:
Hardware Id: PCI\VEN_14E4 DEV_16A6 SUBSYS_00BB0E11 REV_02
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.272.7
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Jason Brownlow
Occasional Contributor

Re: WIn 2008 ML350 G3 Nic Problems

***HP PLEASE LOOK AT THIS*****

This is clearly a problem with this NIC 7760 and this Server type ML350G3.
HP should document this as a known problem with 2008 and the ML 350 G3 (if not already). I have more than one ML350G3 with this problem. I finally had to retire the ML350 G3's and use the disks and Memory in DL380 G3's. The DL380 G3's work fine the first time. The ML350G3 wont allow Domain client registrations or register itself as a client on another domain when using Win 2008 Server.
I have 2 unusable servers. :0(