Group Policy problems

5 pts.
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DNS
GPO
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Hi all, I have a server 2003 which works as a file and backup server and DNS for about 30 computers. for some reason i have lost all privileges. when i try to share a folder for a specific user. I cannot, in the location to search for users it doesnt show my DC it only shows my local computer. also all the other shared folders before could no longer be accessed unless you change its security for everyone. I have read some of the discussions here and i have tried gpupdate /force, but to no avail. when i check gpresult it shows me that local group policy were not applied because they were filtered out. Im really on a dead-end here. Any help or input would be great. Thanks.

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First of all, make sure that the computer browser, workstation and server services is started, followed by ensuring that all services configured to start automatically are started. The next thing that you should do, and some might suggest that you should do this first, check your event logs — particularly application and system — for errors and warnings. Cross-reference any event IDs on the Microsoft Knowledge Base and EventID.net.

You will also want to perform a full scan of the server for computer viruses and other malware. There are a lot of free malware scanning and removal tools that you can use such as Spybot Search & Destroy, Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Microsoft and Windows Defender only to name a few. Make sure that you are using the latest virus scanning engine and definitions.

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