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Can't access the Group Policy snap-in

Whenever I try to access the Group Policy snap-in, I get error messages stating that the domain is unavailable.

I am in the process of studying for MCP and have set up a two-node Windows 2000 server domain. Until recently, I was able to access the group policy snap-in, but now whenever I try to access, I get error messages basically stating that the domain is unavailable. I am still able to access the local group policy node. Would you have any advice on how to fix this?
Typically this is a DNS issue. Run the tool called NETDIAG.EXE on the DC and see if it reports any issues. The DCs must register several different records on the DNS in order for other machines to not only find the server but the various services that it is offering (like PDC, LDAP, etc.). NETDIAG.EXE can be found as part of the support tools on the Windows 2000 CD. Go to the Support Tools folder to install the support tools.
This was last published in January 2003

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