I did this and updated the HP NIC drivers and the problem has disappeared on the other server.
The problem server is also a DC, do you think this has anything to do with it? I should point out that it's otherwise performing fine as a DC and logging users on without a problem. The SYSVOL replication is fine and there are no errors that I can see relating to any DC issues. It's just that this error is filling up the event log.
It's been logging the error in the Application Event log every five minutes.
But earlier this morning it still reported "Security policy in the Group policy objects has been applied successfully." (event 1704).
I'm not sure where to go from here. It's not a driver issue as the problem has disappeared on the other server.
But it doesn't seem to be a DC issue as it's performing it's role perfectly in logging on computers (as far as I can tell). The other DC isn't reporting a problem and the SYSVOL folder is replicating between the two perfectly.
This server isn't running DNS, but the server which does is fine. All forward and reverse records to this server are fine.
The problem is that this event error is so vague. I've spent the morning Googling results and there are issues relating to Gigabit NICs, DC locator DNS records, slow link detection, the AMD dual core drivers and several other things.
I had the same problem with XP Desktop clients... they hated an SP3 image being put on them... if I used SP2 and put SP3 on after, they work fine... meant to come here and ask about it or I might have and forgot to look at any replies
Have you installed any updates or Service Packs which might have caused it to break?
Last edited by DrPerceptron; 10th December 2008 at 04:28 PM.