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By chris_surgenor ·
I have installed windows 2000 advanced server. At the configure server screen I am trying to install active directory to promote my standalone server to a domain controller. All runs fine until the wizard reaches the "active directory is installing in unattended mode" screen then a message appears saying "network location cannot be reached". Dns is also setup by the wizard. My network card is installed and configured correctly but there is no cable as this is a standalone server for training purposes. Help?

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by dmiles In reply to active directory installa ...

Troubleshooting Common Active Directory Setup Issues in Windows 2000
This article applies to?
This article was previously published under Q260371
SUMMARY
Some common issues that you may encounter with Active Directory installation and configuration can cause a partial or complete loss of functionality in Active Directory. These issues may include, but not be limited to:
Domain Name System (DNS) configuration errors
Network configuration problems
Difficulties when you upgrade from Microsoft Windows NT
This article describes how to troubleshoot Active Directory issues by identifying common configuration issues. For more information about any of the issues described in this article, consult the Help system in Windows 2000, and the Deployment Planning Guide, which is located on the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/library/resources/reskit/dpg/default.asp
Chapter 9 of the Deployment Planning Guide describes the design of the Active Directory structure, which is essential to a successful Windows 2000 Active Directory deployment. Chapter 9 of the Deployment Planning Guide is available on the Internet at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/library/resources/reskit/dpg/chapt-9.asp

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Neither of those web sites can be found and active directory wizard is configuring dns.

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by TechKid In reply to active directory installa ...

AD installations requires the NIC have link. You must plug that computer into something that'll give it link, be it an empty hub or whatever.

Also, when you copied and pasted the URL's the guy above gave, you didn't remove the spaces in the URL's that are automatically inserted.

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by Pocono In reply to active directory installa ...

Techkid is correct. You have to have the network link....

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