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By jimbobthomas ·
I am trying to set up a second domain controller on an existing domain. The second domain controller had been previously used as a test server, mimicking the setup of our existing domain, but now I am trying to add the second server to the existing domain, the first server can see the secong but not communicate and likewise with the second.

Short of rebuilding the second server can anybody think of why they can't communicate?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Domain Controller ****

Hi,

At the moment, your two machines are in different domains. Hence they cannot communicate without a trust relationship being set up.

If this were me and your primary domain is a production domain, I wouldn't even consider adding a test server into it. I'd reformat and build the server from scratch.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by Pan 13 x In reply to Domain Controller ****

first off you will have to join the correct domain, you will be given to chance to enter the user name and password of an account that can add computer to the domain. after you get this corrected , from the start menu, run, dcpromo and follow the instructions provided. Verify that you have sp2 running on the server before using dcpromo. Hpoefully you are uding tcp/ip with the correct ipadrress and dns server? that both should match. On the other server (test) unistall active directory before attempting to run dcpromo, you can reinstall afater you join the domain

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by jimbobthomas In reply to Domain Controller ****

Thank you to Tim and Pan, in the end I have had to rebuild the server as it would not allow an uninstall of AD or any Domain Controller settings.

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