When you open or edit a domain Group Policy Object (GPO) on a Windows 2000 Server, you receive:
The domain controller for Group Policy operations is not available. You may cancel this operation for this session
or retry using one of the following domain controller choices:
The one with the Operations Master token for the PDC emulator.
The one used by the Active Directory Snap-ins.
Use any available domain controller.
When you try to use any of the options, you receive:
Failed to find a domain controller. There may be a policy that prevents you from selecting another domain controller.
This behavior is symptomatic of either of the following:
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is not enabled on the domain controller.
The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is disabled.
Enable File and Printer Sharing1. Control Panel / Network and Dial-up Connections.
2. Right-click Local Area Connection and press Properties.
3. Check File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks and press OK.
NOTE: If File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is not listed, press Install / Service / Add / File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.
Enable the TCP/IP NetBIOS Service1. Right-click My Computer and press Manage.
2. Expand Services and Applications.
3. Expanded Services.
4. Double-click TCP/IP NETBIOS Helper Server and set the Startup type to Automatic.
5. Press Start.
6. Press Apply and OK.