Solved

Configuring DNS in Server 2008

Posted on 2009-05-12
3
178 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I downloaded a trial version of Windows Server 2008 prior to ordering Small Business Server 2003 through TechSoup.  After installation, I ran DCPROMO but had some problems, so demoted the server.  I ran DCPROMO again, but get 4 error messages as server appears to be looking for other servers.

Ran ntdsutil, but no evidence of others servers.

Two of the error logs are attached.  Other two are identical.

Tried to change clients from Workgroup to domain, but get error that domain server can't be found.  I can ping the server from the client.

Clearly a serious cockpit problem on my part.
error.txt
0
Comment
Question by:767WuLiMaster
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Americom
ID: 24370889
Is VOLGROUP.COM the domain name you used duringDCPROMO of your win2k8 server to a domain controller? Also, what problem did you get during DCPROMO? It seems like you may not have installed your DC properly. See if this reference help: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772558(WS.10).aspx

When you join clients to the domain with error, can you ping the domain name(both netbios name as well as fqdn)?
0
 

Author Comment

by:767WuLiMaster
ID: 24373793
When I first tried to promote to a domain, I used VOLGROUP.COM.  I then demoted and tried to promote again.  This time using VOLGROUP.NPL.  Seems that VOLGROUP.COM is still around.  That's what I'm trying to get rid of without starting over from scratch.

I can ping AARP as well as AARP.VOLGROUP.NPL.

Attached is to dcdiag.txt file when trying to change client from workgroup to domain.
dcdiag.txt
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
767WuLiMaster earned 0 total points
ID: 24426058
Only solution I found was to delete the entire installation and start over.  Couldn't find a way to purge O/S of past FQDNs.  They seem to be considered DCs that AD is looking to for info.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Problems with GPO registry settings 7 46
Regarding Ad Connect Users Access 5 31
Domain users Report or list- URGENT 2 33
Old Active Directory sync to Azure 3 8
Synchronize a new Active Directory domain with an existing Office 365 tenant
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

778 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