Cannot create Child Domain, DNS server not working correctly
Posted on 2006-05-10
Hello. I have just recently made a Windows 2000 stand-alone server into a Domain Controller. Along with adding active directory I had to implement DNS with it. Everything looks fine and is able to send and receive files across the network, however... I am trying to create a network map that is very clean and tidy by dividing the plants across the state into seperate Domains. The first Domain I need to make will be based in the same LAN that the Primary DC is located on a separate file server. My problem is when I try to run dcpromo and make the File Server into a Child Domain I get an error when I try to establish the DNS server I created as the primary DNS server for the Child Domain.
ERROR: "An Active Directory domain controller for the domain suncoast.local could not be contacted."
"Ensure that the DNS domain name is typed correctly."
Part of the details say, "The DNS SRV records required to locate a domain controller on the domain are not registered with the DNS server."
Additionally, when we ran dcdiag to see what happened, this is what came up.
"SUNCOAST1's server GUID DNS name could not be resolved to an IP address. Although the GUID DNS name 667a6853-984a-46ee-b0c3-f73b70a33e36._msdcs_.suncoast.local couldn't be resolved, the server name suncoast1.suncoast.local resolved to IP address *.*.*.* and was pingable.
Now our server's computer name is suncoast1. Our DC's domain name is suncoast1.suncoast.local.
Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.