DNS won't install properly on my new W2K3 Server AD domain controller
Posted on 2007-11-19
I just installed Active Directory on a Windows Server 2003 Member Server. I called the domain PEA.local. The machine on which the domain is installed I have named PEA1.
Now I'm trying to join a Windows Vista client to the domain and I get the error "An Active Directory Domain Controller for the domain PEA.local could not be contacted."
Details on the error message include:
The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller for domain PEA.local:
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.PEA.local
When I go into my Event Viewer on the new PEA Domain Controller, sure enough there are lots of DNS-related error messages. For example:
Under DNS Server (6 warnings) -
"The DNS server encountered error 32 attempting to load zone _msdcs.PEA.local ..."
Under System, one error:
"The dynamic registration of the DNS record '_ldap._tcp.PEA.local. 600 IN SRV 0 100 389 pea1.PEA.local. failed on the following DNS server:
DNS server IP address: <UNAVAILABLE>
Under Application, several warnings, e.g.:
"MS DTC could not correctly process a DC Promotion/Demotion event. MS DTC will continue to function and will use the existing security settings."
I'm sure the clues are here if I could understand what they all point to. Thanks.