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Fix: The following Domain Controller could not be contacted – A local error has occurred.


You attempt to launch the Active Directory Management Console – Active Directory Domains and Trusts, on your domain controller in a different AD site,  you’ll be notified with the below error:

Active Directory Domain Services

The following Domain Controller could not be contacted: USA-DC01.mylab.lan.

A local error has occurred.




If your current domain controller (in the different site) is running with different time zone than that of the primary domain controller that you are trying to connect to, then change the time zone on your domain controller to match with the time zone of the primary domain controller. Then attempt to launch Active Directory Domains and Trusts console on your domain controller which shall launch fine.


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