A domain controller for the domain five6.local could not be contacted
Googling the error gives me swarms of people in varying technical trouble with every one of them having a more sophisticated system and superior knowledge on the subject. Now, heres what I find odd about the whole thing: From what I can deduce, this is an error generated while trying to interact with Active Directory. And I believe Active directory will only run on a server operating system. But there is none in the group, It's just three Windows XP Professional machines. And it's the machine I reformatted wasn't the server because the other two computers are still communicating fine.
What am I missing here?
And how do I get this damn machine back in the network?!
All thoughts, comments, and inane moral-boosting cheers are much appreciated.