Interesting error today.

All of a sudden our development server stopped working. We got the following error in CRM:
Microsoft CRM Error Report:

Error Details:

Could not find GUID for server: CRMSERVER$

Full Stack:

[ActiveDirectoryObjectNotFoundException: The local computer is not joined to a domain or the domain cannot be contacted.]

at System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Domain.GetComputerDomain()

at Microsoft.Crm.BusinessEntities.SecurityUtils.GetGuidFromServerName(String serverName)…
It seems that it was caused by the fact the the domain servers DNS was down. I have read of other causes for the same error, but make sure that the DNS service of the domain server is up and running.
Gustaf Westerlund
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Chief Architect