How to remove active directory from a DC if it can't locate a DC to validate the admin PW?
Posted on 2004-05-03
I have a single Windows 2000 server that I installed active directory on, it is the only domain controller (and indeed, the only computer) in the domain. I'm having DNS headaches because the domain name I used is used by my website off at a server farm somewhere, so DNS says the domain exists there instead of pointing to my DC. Because of this, the DC doesn't recognize itself as a domain controller for that domain. I tried setting my DC to use it's local DNS server, but for some reason a DNS zone for the domain wasn't created there when I set active directory up, so that didn't work.
Basically, I just need some way to convince the DC that it is a DC for it's own domain. I tried using the hosts file with no success. Any ideas?