Error: Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network.
Are you getting the following error on your Windows Server 2003? If so, your event viewer is probably displaying this error every 5 minutes.
Event ID: 1054
Description: Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted). Group Policy processing aborted.
Microsoft’s KB article 324174 addresses this issue. This behavior may occur if the address for the configured preferred DNS server on the client is invalid or unreachable. This error may also cause the client computer to take a long time to logon. To resolve this issue, correct the DNS address in the TCP/IP properties.
NOTE: If you are getting this error in Windows XP, then check out this KB article 298656.