General discussion

Locked

Active Directory Install Problem

By Ravenhawk ·
I have set up a Win2k service and want to install Active Directory for a test domain. When I go to run the wizard it quits and prompts me with the error message: "The operation failed with the following error: The network location cannot be reached..." I have installed DNS and DHCP. There are no other systems involved. The NIC is installed, DNS is setup, and DHCP is active. Any ideas what I'm forgetting.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Active Directory Install Problem

by azizhakim In reply to Active Directory Install ...

Prior to AD install,network should have a functioning dns,since you have it already on you win2k box an AD needs Dynamic registeration for Srv records for its services.remove dhcp for now.Dhcp needs AD for authorization.you will need to configure dns prior to running AD install.Create your zone(forward and reverse).You will need to allow for dynamic updates so AD install can write to dns.A quick sidetrack but I have found that prior to Dns install right click My computer on to be DNS server/net work id/properties/More switch and manually write in your domain name.Needs reboot.
Run nslookup to verify functioning,do reverse mapping wit set q=soa or other options.if reply is positive Run dcpromo.Let us know after theseh initial prerequisites.hope it helps

Collapse -

Active Directory Install Problem

by Ravenhawk In reply to Active Directory Install ...

The problem I seem to be having is that the system is not recognizing it's IP address. Doing nslookup results in 'default servers are not available. Address: 127.0.0.1. The network card is recognized but is listed as disconnected.

Collapse -

Active Directory Install Problem

by azizhakim In reply to Active Directory Install ...

ON YOUR DNS SERVER POINT TO ITSELF FOR DNS server properties.just like a client.Run ipconfig /flushdns and renew. LET ME ASK YOU THIS IS THIS A ACTIVE DIRECTORY, DNS QUESTION OR IS THIS A NETWORK CARD QUESTION? state your question accordingly.Good luck

Collapse -

Active Directory Install Problem

by Ravenhawk In reply to Active Directory Install ...

Actually the problem was with the NIC, not the DNS. Problem has been solved.

Collapse -

Active Directory Install Problem

by Ravenhawk In reply to Active Directory Install ...

This question was closed by the author

Collapse -

Active Directory Install Problem

by johnlkeyser In reply to Active Directory Install ...

Because it is a test domain I am assumimg you are doing this at home and infact have no clients attached to this "almost" dc, if this is the scenario you need to have connectivity to your network card, option1: plug a network cable into the pc and connect it to a hub, option 2: connect it to another pc with a crossover cable, 3: make a harware loopback connecting pin 1 to pin 3 and pin 2 to pin 6 on a rj45 cap and plug that into the back of the pc or if you have no network card installed, install a microsoft loopback adaptor as follows add/remove hardware>add new device>no i will search>network adaptors>microsoft>loopback, then go to the network connection and give it a static ip address.

Back to Windows Forum
6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums