Additional Domain controller error

Hi ,

I have a DC located at US and i have created another Additional DC at india.
Dcpromo worked fine and installed AD without any problems. When i looked at DNS zones there was no entry found.I made the new DC as GC.
Now the problem is i am not able to logon to the new DC if i remove the VPN connectivity.
Also how can i configure DNS in additional DC ?Also i am not able to any computers also into the Domain - It says domain controller cannot be contacted.

Please help.

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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
I assume you installed DNS on the New DC and gave it time to replicate. Until replication has occured this issue may occur.

You also should set the clients to use their local DC and their preferred DNS server and use the remote DC as alternate DNS server.

Stop and retart the NETLOGON service on both DCs to re-register the SRV records.

Also, if you have not already done so, define the subnets and sites in AD and assign the subnets, and DCs to each site - this will make the clients use their local DC for authentication in preference to the remote DC.

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assystAuthor Commented:

What will be the procedure to install DNS in the additional DC ? Could you please explain.


Assuming your DNS is Active Directory-integrated (you haven't specified), just add the DNS server service on the new DC via Add/Remove programs; AD replication will take care of the rest.

Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Yes just add DNS Go to:

Control Panel->Add Remove Programs->Windows Components->Networking Sevices->DNS

and then wait, the AD integrated zones will replicate automatically.
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