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By lost_n_cyberspace ·
i am adding a additional domain controller to the domain: haydensd.re1 . error.. the domain haydensd.re1 is not an active directory domain, or an active directory domain controller for the domain could not be contacted... if i take off the suffix the wizard continues, and allows me to search. the browse button finds the correct domain but will not allow to continue. if i remove the suffix again a dialog box says: the domain name "haydensd" refers to the domain "haydensd.re1. is that what you intended? but then i get operation failed because: failed finding a suitable domain controller for the domain. "the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted." any ideas?????????? thanks in advance

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by lowlands In reply to additional domain control ...

sounds like there might be a DNS issue. Make sure to define the existing AD DNS server before running dcpromo. Try running dcdiag /test:dcpromo on the machine you are trying to promote.

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by lowlands In reply to

complete command would be:
dcdiag /n:haydensd /dcpromo /dnsdomain:haydensd.re1 /replicadc

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by CG IT In reply to additional domain control ...

is this Windows 2003 server?

What is the actual domain name? With Windows 2003 Server the default domain name has a .local extension.

Windows 2000 server allows you to use a public extension such as .com .org.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to additional domain control ...

I agree with lowland, in TCPIP properties you need to specify an existing AD DNS server (if creating a new DNS server as well, make sure its lower down the DNS server list to start off with)
first so it can contact the first AD DC.

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by lost_n_cyberspace In reply to additional domain control ...

this is a win2k svr. i ran netdiag (dcdiag had dll errors) returned passed except for dc list test, haydensd: no DCs are up, but passed Dc discovery test. passed dns with the warning: cannot find a primary authoritative DNs server for the name hydhpsvr.haydensd.re1. [recode_server_failure] the name 'hydhpsvr.haydensd.re1' may not be registered in DNS. the dc is running DNS and hayden.re1 is in the forward lookup. any ideas how to proceed?? thanks in advance

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by CG IT In reply to additional domain control ...

log on the to existing DC or if you have a seperate DNS server log on to the DNS server and look at the A records for the domain. If you don't have an A record for your domain, create on.

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by lost_n_cyberspace In reply to additional domain control ...

sorry to be lame... the dns has a forward look up of the domain haydensd.re1, and a "A" record of (same as parent folder) is this where i create an alias record, it does not let me create a record of the fqdn. thanks in advance.

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by lost_n_cyberspace In reply to additional domain control ...

low and behold, i figured it out and it works, thank you very much for the help..

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