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ERROR PROMOTING A 200 SERVER TO A DC IN A 2000 DOMAIN

Posted on 2004-08-27
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I'm trying to set up a test server that will replicate and provide fault tolerance for my PDC (Another 2000 server) which currently is the only server on my child domain.

I got the following error when I tried to DCPROMO the second Windows 2000 sever to a DC on the child domain.

The error I received reads:
The operation failed because:
The Directory Service failed to create the server object for CN=NTDS Settings, CN=TESTSRV, CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name, CN=Sites, CN=Configuration, DC=ad,DC=msu,DC=edu on server aghall91110.fcs.msu.edu. Please ensure the network credentials provided have sufficient access to add a replica.

"Coul not find the domain controller for this domain."

The domain credentials I provided were for the administrator of the domain.

Is there something else I need to do? So I need to turn on any FSMO roles?
Take into account my domain is a child domain inside of a huge forest and I use the DNS server of the forest.
\That may not matter but I'm just trying to give you a full picture.

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"could not find the domain controller for this domain" means that the entries either do not exist in DNS, or the server you were trying to promote could not contact the DNS server.

Do you have access to the DNS server?  Check to make sure that all the kerberos entries are there, and check to make sure that the DC and the member server are both using the same DNS servers....
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No I don't have access to the DNS server.
O.K. I'll make sure that they are using the same DNS server.
I'll get back with you and let you know.


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by:AccessMaster
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Actually my network settings weren't set right.
A fundamental that teaches me again and again - always check the obvious.
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So you were right exx1976 I typed in the wrong DNS setting to be exact.
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