DNS problem when trying to replicate Active Directory to another server to provide redundancy
Posted on 2005-03-02
I've just installed a 180day evaluation version of Windows 2003 Enterprise Server on two servers, and want to setup Active Directory on one, and replicate this over the network to the second server to provide redundancy if the main server should fail.
When trying to join the second server to my domain (dev.test), I get an error about DNS and not finding an domain controller.
I found some help files, and it looks like I need to add _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.DNSDomainName (_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.dev.test i guess?) as a SRV resource record to the DNS on my first server... how exactly do I do this?
The nearest thing I could find was to right click on _msdcs.dev.test under the Forward Lookup Zones, and click add new record.
I found a 'Service Location (SRV)' type, but not sure where I go from here... is this correct so far? Any information much appreciated.