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Problem adding xp machines to a domain.

Hello All,

We school is out for us so we are doing a ton of housekeeping.  One of the major projects we are working on is moving the schools network from a workgroup environment to a domain environment.  We are now going through the process of switching over the machines (all of which are xp pro).  We are not very savvy with domains not having much experience so any information you can give is greatly appreciated.  Okay the problem we are having is when we try to add a machine to the domain by changing the computer id in my computer properties we get an error stating that the domain controller cannot be contacted.  I have pasted the error message details below.  The domain we are using is psd1.blackfoot.net.  we are trying to doing this after the account is entered into the server active directory.  Thanks in advance.


DETAILS:
Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain psd1.blackfoot.net:

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.psd1.blackfoot.net

Common causes of this error include the following:

- The DNS SRV record is not registered in DNS.

- One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone:

psd1.blackfoot.net
blackfoot.net
net
. (the root zone)

For information about correcting this problem, click Help.
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plainsschoolsAuthor Commented:
Oh, and I forgot to add that the DNS server is running.  Thanks
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plainsschoolsAuthor Commented:
The firewall is also off on the machines, the dns server is running but we are still haveing trouble.  Thanks
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ChrisMacleodCommented:
Do you have a SVR record in your DNS forward lookup zone for LDAP?  If not you will need to create one and point it to the PDC.
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plainsschoolsAuthor Commented:
I am sorry, how do I create that SVR recored in the DNS forward lookup zone?  Thanks
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ChrisMacleodCommented:
Sorry i meant SRV Record.  To add one go to your DNS MMC and expand your forward lookup zone => blackfoot.net => _msdcs => _dc => _tcp

Then right click and select new record.  Set the record type to SRV and select LDAP then enter the PDC IP and click ok.

Doing this from memory i'm afraid so most likely is not exact.
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plainsschoolsAuthor Commented:
okay, wow, maybe we are in over our head :)  when i pull down blackfoot.net there is no msdcs, dc or tcp under it.  we are at the very begining of our domain setup so maybe we are missing some steps?
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ChrisMacleodCommented:
If the enteries aren't there and you are at the beginning of your setup i would just remove AD and DNS then run through the AD installation again but this time install DNS as part of the AD installation.  Doing it this way will ensure that all the correct enteries are added into DNS.

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plainsschoolsAuthor Commented:
the only problem with that is this machine is doing our DHCP hosting as well and the administration is doing grade books right now... probably better not start uninstalling or reinstalling until things slow down.  Thanks for your help.
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ChrisMacleodCommented:
no problem let me know how you get on
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