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Domain Controller can not find Global Catalog

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I just installed Active Directory on a Windows 2003 box.  This is the only Windows server in the environment, so it was a new forest, new domain, etc. There are no other domain controllers.

This server is not able to find a Global Catalog Server, even though it is configured as one (AD Sites & Services, the check box for global catalog is selected).

DNS appears ok.  As far as I can tell, all of the entries are there.  

Any thoughts? Please - this is VERY urgent!
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by:bereanbs
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Also, just noticed that my SYSVOL isn't being shared...
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by:mass2612
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Hi,

Check your DNS entries are pointing to your internal DNS servers, normally in a pure AD environment DNS would be AD integrated and reside on your DC. Try running dcdiag.exe.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/5237db58-a1e8-40cd-ae8a-7f52848a90f21033.mspx?mfr=true
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by:Jay_Jay70
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no sysvol share, thats awkward

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290647

check your share permissions
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by:Netman66
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New server, no share - my bet is on DNS.  Remove all traces of the ISP DNS servers from your NICs.

If you have 2 NICs, make sure the LAN-side NIC is at the top of the binding order.

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by:bereanbs
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Fixed...  I found a tech note that mentioned low space on the C: drive.  Indeed, there wasn't that much free space. I dumped a bunch of stuff that shouldn't have been there in the first place... waited a while, and voila!  SYSVOL was shared and things started working.
 
So, it appears that I am all set!
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by:bereanbs
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The server wasn't new... just added active directory to a pre-existing stand alone server.  DNS was configured properly.  It appears to have been a space issue.

I need to revisit this to see if I can free up some more space... but the server is running and its bedtime!
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