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Create a child domain in AD and delegate the DNS in Win 2003

By lee2412 ·
Hi, I am trying to create a child domain in AD and delegate the DNS namespace
to the child domain. I currently have working server 2003 running
intergrating DNS with AD. I just finished building 2nd server 2003 and trying
to create a child domain and delegate DNS for redundancy purpose. I followed
article Q255248 from Microsoft website with no luck. I could neither join
the domain to create a child domain in AD (on the first server) nor create a
child zone on the child domain server(on new server) When I tried to join
the domain, I kept receiving the message "Cannot contact the domain..." Does
anybody have any recommendation? or where else I can find more info. on how
to set this up.
Thank you

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by BFilmFan In reply to Create a child domain in ...

Do you have a contiguous or non-contiguous DNS namespace?

Did you place forwarders on the child domain pointing back to the root forest domain?

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by voldar In reply to Create a child domain in ...

First of all, you want to create a child domain or a second DC on the existing domain? Redundancy you can obtain also if you setup a second DC in the existing domain, and creating secondary zones of your existing DNS (copies of the DNS).
If it is a child domain, setup first the DNS zone you want the child domain to refere to. Check using nslookup if your DNS is installed properly. Then, when you are asked to enter a user name and password to add your child domain to the existing network, in the domain name case use the FQDN of your domain, not the NetBIOS name. (ex: use instead of test). Hope this helps.

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