Profile Import Error: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007054B)

Posted Monday, April 21, 2008 1:03 PM by CoreyRoth

The other day, I had an issue importing User Profiles and Properties from Active Directory.  In this case my MOSS server is on a child domain and it could import the child domain's objects, but it could not import the objects from the parent domain.  Checking the log, I saw an error like the following.

spsimport://domain?$$dl$$

The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007054B)

I knew I had an issue with how the connections to the Active Directory was configured.  On the Manage Connections page, I had one entry for the child domain and one for the parent domain as expected.  After examining the parent domain's connection carefully, I noticed that it auto discovered the domain name incorrectly.  In this scenario, the NT domain name is actually something like DOMAIN.COM and the Active Directory name for the domain is domain.local.  The name MOSS populated via Auto Discovery was just domain.  To resolve this, I created a new connection (because you can't modify the domain of an existing one).  In this new connection, I simply added domain.local as my domain name and used default values for everything else.  I deleted the original connection and did the import again.  After checking the logs, I saw that everything imported correctly.

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