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Event id 1053 "Windows cannot detrmine the user or computer

Event id 1053 "Windows cannot detrmine the user or computer

Event id 1053 "Windows cannot detrmine the user or computer

Temporay loss of network connections  causing application hangs in Outlook,
word excell and voyager software. Looks like program freezes tempararily and
then picks up again.
Event id 1053 "Windows cannot detrmine the user or computer name of the
specified domain either does not exhist or could be contacted group policy
processing aborted.
I have a Linksys cisco router with  firewall doing the DHCP( DHCP & DNS on
server disabled) as suggested by linksys, any other sugestions that will keep
the router in the configuration for security?

RE: Event id 1053 "Windows cannot detrmine the user or computer

Event ID 1053 - Userenv

Symptoms: your w2k/xp clients may receive this Event ID 1053 - Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. (<error description>). Group Policy processing aborted.  Or error: "The specified user does not exist."

Resolutions: 1. Make sure that your internal DNS server is the server for the domain you are logging in to.
2. Verify the DNS Settings. This will occur if your DNS server is unable to resolve information about your domain.
3. Delete the problem computer from DNS records and re-create it.

 Found this on google.  Good luck.

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RE: Event id 1053 "Windows cannot detrmine the user or computer

there is a hotfix for win2003 for this issue as well if youre running 2003 (or SP1 includes the fix)...you should also be getting one or two other userenv events along with that though....

Check this=======================================

Domain Controllers:

PDCe points to himself and himself only for DNS
replica DCs point to PDC for preferred, themselves as alternates (for simple standardization)
clients in site with PDCe point to PDCe for preferred DNS, and replicas as alternates
clients in remotes sites point to their local DC for DNS, and other DCs as alternates

GigaBit NIC:
Set to 100MB/full (or 10MB/full if using 10MB switches)
Ensure DNS config is correct as shown above
Ensure advanced tcp/ip proeprties has netbios over tcp/ip enabled (unless you get dhcp address) on WINS tab
ensure advanced tcp/ip properties on DNS tab ONLY has a dns server address(es), append primary and connection specific suffixes, append the parent suffix of the primary dns suffix, and register this connections addresses in DNS set in...all else should be blank and/or unchecked

Linksys is full of crap and trying to get more money for support calls...using a router for DNS is a very bad idea when using AD....it is most likely your issue as well....which leads back to DNS config...don;t trust junk....MS DNS is designed to work beautifully with AD....AD tends to break when using any other DNS server (QIP tends to break trust paths, BIND tends to jack with kerberos, etc.)

the router will have no concept of the _msdcs zone, and in addition, it likely will not know what an SRV record is, not to mention proper placement....

the hotfix is not your answer here if you're using the router for DHCP and DNS....you MUST move at least DNS back to the DCs.

technically, you need to be doing everything outlined in here...it should do the trick for you.

-Brandon Wilson
 MCSE00/03, MCSA:Messaging, MCSA03, A+
 almost got a paragraph there :)

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