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By elemzy ·
i am installing the first server in a new forest/domain. its is not connected to any network. during installation, i agreed to windows installing the dns.
after the installation, i ran dcpromo, but it gets to a stage and stops. it give a message that says can not connect to network.and dcpromo cannot continue

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by reference In reply to dcpromo failure

I think youv'e answered your own question. It HAS to be connected to some sort of network, Try just plugging a network cable from your server into a hub/switch (even if it's not connected to anything else) This should allow you to continue.
This isone of the big "why did Microsoft do this?" issues!
Hope it helps.

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by DaKKoN In reply to dcpromo failure

Windows 2000 requires DNS confirmation to confirm the existence of the domain, even if the DNS server is itself.

Try pointing the Primary DNS setting for your lan connection to it's own IP address (use a valid IP, not the 127.0.0.1 loopback.)and see if it will validate then.

Once it has, then you can change the Primary DNS Setting to whatever you need to, or leave it pointing to itself.

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by DaKKoN In reply to dcpromo failure

btw: Win2k DNS is dynamic enough to handle any outbound resolver requests when it is pointed at itself. As a domain controller, it really needs to have the primary dns setting this way, unless there is a DNS server upstream that has the domain that you are creating registered already.

Check out MIcrosoft Knowledgebase article Q237675

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by dj61 In reply to dcpromo failure

Check to see if your network drivers are installed. I found when setting up a Root tree server of my own that it was failing, because the network card driver was not included in Windows 2000. Once I installed the NIC driver I had no problem creatingthe root AD server.

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by elemzy In reply to dcpromo failure

sorry gutys i fixed this myself. thanks for all ur suggestion. i decided to join it to an existing domain.

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