W2K - AD - DNS issues
Posted on 2003-11-12
I am having DNS issues with my Active Directory installation on a W2K Advance Server.
The primary domain controller passes the netdiag and dcdiag tests. But it fails the RegisterInDNS test. It advises that there are DNS configuration errors.
Current network set up - primary domain controller running AD and DNS, secondary domain controller running AD. Active Directory replication and synchronization is working between the two DCs.
On the primary, the DNS has foward and reverse lookup zones plus a cache zone(which I don't believe it needs to be there). The network is set up as an Intranet - no Internet resolving needs to be done on this server.
In the forward lookup zone the folders _msdcs, _sites, _tcp, and _udp are there. The "." zone is not there.
In the reverse lookup zone the in-add-apr records are all there.
Here is the problem - when adding a new computer/user (W2K Pro) to the domain, you can sign-on to the domain.
Signed on as the network administrator to the domain when you go to add a network user to a local group, the domain drop list shows the domain, you can select the domain, and the user list displays.
After you select the user you want to add and click the OK button an error message pops up and says the object is not available.
Then the domain listing on the local PC grays-out. The network user is not added to the local group.
Has anyone seen this before? Please advise. Thanks!