All Windows File Shares Broken

Problem: Can not access ANY file shares in the network. Even machine to machine.

Found some NS log errors in event viewer

Computer not able to logon to the domain:

This computer was not able to set up a secure session with a domain controller in domain [DOMAIN] due to the following:
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.
This may lead to authentication problems. Make sure that this computer is connected to the network. If the problem persists, please contact your domain administrator.

Group Policy Failed:

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not resolve the user name. This could be caused by one of more of the following:
a) Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller.
b) Active Directory Replication Latency (an account created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).

NtpClient unable to get the time for the domain:

NtpClient was unable to set a domain peer to use as a time source because of discovery error. NtpClient will try again in 3473457 minutes and double the reattempt interval thereafter. The error was: The entry is not found. (0x800706E1)

Checked the domain controller (WS2003) and it has a mouse pointer and a gray screen.

Tried to reboot the server.  Ctrl+Alt+Del – nothing, Hard reboot – success.

System rebooted and now able to connect to file shares.  Started looking at logs and got a message “Automatic Updates – Updating your computer is almost complete.  Your computer needs to be restarted for the updates to take effect.”

On the domain controller I found that it had started doing a windows update the previous night.  And also this message from the previous night.

This computer could not authenticate with \\[Server], a Windows domain controller for domain [Domain], and therefore this computer might deny logon requests. This inability to authenticate might be caused by another computer on the same network using the same name or the password for this computer account is not recognized. If this message appears again, contact your system administrator.

And this one too:

This computer is configured to be the primary domain controller of its domain. However, the computer EXTSERVER is currently claiming to be the primary domain controller of the domain.


The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{DC2707B3-885D-4F87-9FB1-A844145E5013} because the Domain Controller (or Server) has changed its role.

Synology Diskstation:

The Synology Server is still not authenticating correctly.  Rebooted cleared that up, perhaps getting a new, good, connection to the windows authentication server.

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