Solved

Why isn't the TLD being used when joining a domain?

Posted on 2008-10-31
6
210 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'm working on a test Active Directory domain: domtest.local
When I'm joining an XP PC to the domain, it only works if the domain I use is domtest, if I try domtest.local the PC cannot connect. The eventual idea is to have a domtest.local and a domtest.com domain structure and I'd like to know why the .local isn't working.
The computer does show in the Computers OU.
0
Comment
Question by:Caprica
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:dfxdeimos
ID: 22853588
You are pointing to a DC for DNS?

Can you ping domain.local?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Caprica
ID: 22853621
Yes, I can ping domain.local. The server is DC, DNS, DHCP, AD. It appears to be working properly, it's the domain joining that has me puzzled and makes me suspicious that all may not be right.
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
dfxdeimos earned 250 total points
ID: 22853640
As long as you can ping the domain via the "domain.local" address, and the client is pointed towards the DC for DNS I can think of no reason you couldn't join the domain via its FQDN.

Can you try it again on a different PC (if you have it) and immediately after the failure look at the logs of both the DC and workstation for relevant entries?
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 

Author Comment

by:Caprica
ID: 22853746
Thanks, will give it a try. I'll have to build a machine, I'll post back once it's done.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:dfxdeimos
ID: 22853757
Cool
0
 

Author Comment

by:Caprica
ID: 22955949
Thank you for you help, after checking the logs and then going through the SRV records it turns out some SRV records were missing. Using the Windows Support Tools netdiag /fix has corrected the issue.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question