I have been trying to promote a windows 2003 server as a new child domain for an existing windows 2000 domain. I am getting the error "The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure."
DNS on the root DC is set yes to Dynamic updates. i set the preferred DNS server fot the server i am promoting to itself and alternate to root DC.
I read that i don't have to prepare windows 2000 DCs (schema and infrastructure) in order to have a windows 2003 DC child domain.
I tried configuring DNS first before dcpromo, having delegation in root DNS server for the new DNS server on windows 2003, and also adding zone for in root DNS. nothing worked.
I did look at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Windows_Server_2003/Q_20860702.html
but in my case DNS is not populating any of _msdcs etc. and also even if i add manually with new domain...it wasn't working. may be my case is different. may be i went wrong somewhere.
Please give me step-by-step procedure to add a new child domain into an exisitng domain, after having windows 2003 server fresh installation. Do I have to first join this server into the domain or not? i tried both the ways (joing domain and joining just workgroup)...nothing worked. please consider that I am new to Active Directory.
Any help is greatly appreciated.