I am trying to setup a new child domain on a dell poweredge 4100 server running w2000 advanced server to join an existing w2003 domian across a 2611 router.
The setup i have is as follows:
A dell server built as a standalone w2000 advanced server with no wins,dns,dhcp etc and not a member of any domian.
A home built server running Win2003 Server running AD DNS WINS as a DC of my root domian
Another home built server running W2000 as a second DC in my root domain.
A cisco 1900 switch which my two DC are connected to.
This switch then connects to my Cisco 2611 router in int e0/0
A connection from int e0/1 to a linksys switch
A connection from the linksys switch to my dell server that i am trying to join to the main domain as a child domian.
I can ping by ip address to all the servers across the router but cannot ping by name unless i add the details to each lmhost/host file on the servers(which doesnt help with the main problem) and I can ping by name from the router.
When i run dcpromo on the dell server it runs ok until it trys to connect to the existing domain when i get the error message
The domain +++++++ is not an active directory domain or an active directory domain controller for the domain cannot be contacted!! I am using the EA account for this.
Could the problem be with the router(config added below) DNS on my W2003 server or the Cisco 1900 switch.
Current configuration : 892 bytes
service timestamps debug uptime
service timestamps log uptime
no service password-encryption
ip host edinburgh 192.168.2.100
ip host southampton 192.168.0.100
ip name-server 192.168.0.100
ip address 192.168.0.149 255.255.255.0 (Main Domain 192.168.0.100 controller)
ip address 192.168.2.149 255.255.255.0 (New Child Domain 192.168.2.100 controller)
router igrp 1
ip http server
dialer-list 1 protocol ip permit
dialer-list 1 protocol ipx permit
route-map route permit 10
snmp-server community r RO
snmp-server enable traps tty
line con 0
line aux 0
line vty 0 4
I have tried adding a new subnet into the exisitng DNS adding Wins but nothing seems to work.
Please can somebody steer me in the right direction.