Event ID 1054

KB ID 0000120 


Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted.


By default, when a client machine (XP or W2K) attempts to connect to a DC to retrieve group policy information, it first sends a series of ICMP

pings to the DC in order to test connectivity and link speed. If the ping response takes longer than a certain amount of time then the client goes into

a “slow link” mode. If the ping *fails* then the client aborts processing and records error 1054 in the system log.

1. Start Run regedit {enter}

2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon

3. Create a new DWORD Value called “GroupPolicyMinTransferRate” set it to 0

4. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon

5. Create a new DWORD Value called “GroupPolicyMinTransferRate” set it to 0

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