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A delegation for this DNS server cannot be created because the authoritative parent zone cannot be found.

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I get the above error when attempting to create my domain controller. I have selected the DNS server option as I need this to run DNS services as well. I am adding this into an environment with 2003 domain controllers. I am wondering if this will prevent me from hosting DNS services and what the work around will be.
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by:Karl12347
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You need to edit your TCP/ IP settings on your network card to have dns entries of your other DNS servers. The server will then be able to resolve the domain name entered.

Hope this helps.
Karl
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by:Jay_Jay70
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none what?

Have a read of this - its my article on internal DNS for AD.....
http://www.block.net.au/help/dns-basics/

You cant have any ISP settings and you must be looking internall at the current DNS server
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That error is benign.  Ignore it.  You're seeing this because it points to itself when you choose to install DNS and it's not yet there.  Personally, if you have DNS on the LAN then don't install DNS on the new server just yet.  Make it a DC while pointing it to your other DNS server.  Once it's a full DC, then add the DNS role and it will pull the other DNS content into it as long as the zones on the 2003 server are AD Integrated.
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by:EuclidInsurance
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This was the exact solution to my problem. Thank you for your assistance.
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by:ITPro44
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This was of help to me tonight when I went to set this up.  Thanks!!!
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by:JohnFriel
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Spot on.  Used this to add a new Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise to my domain.
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by:captain_brainiac
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Yep, worked for me too.  Sweet.  Thanks!
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by:rbichon
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Great tip about adding DNS later. Save me a lot of frustration. Thanks!
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by:Frosty555
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+1 for me too - this post helped me a lot while following instructions to add a Win 2K8 R2 server to my existing network which had a Win SBS 2008 server as the primary DC.
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by:pk24573
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Me too!  Thank for saving the trouble!
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by:UPCI
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Wish we'd know about this solution before.  Would have saved lots of headaches.  Things are smooth now!
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