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Problem Installing Active Directory Domain Services

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Installed Windows Server 2008, installed updates and configured as a member of a workgroup.
All clients can see server computer.

When attempting to add a role, Active Directory Domain Services, I get the following:

Attempt to install AD DC failed, error 0x80070490.  Element not found.

What is the system looking for?
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by:lesterpenguinne
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It sounds like you are trying to create a Active Directory Domain. if that is the case you may not have selected the correct option and are trying to add the server to an existing domain that doesn't exist
The option you need to select is to create a new AD  and remember that the FQDN is seperated by a period (domain.local)  here is a link to a site that will "walk" you through setting up a domain

http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-server-2008/step-by-step-guide-for-windows-server-2008-domain-controller-and-dns-server-setup/ 

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I've tried starting from Server Manager and adding a role and also starting from DCPROMO as your referenced article suggests.  In both cases, I get the same error message.  I never get as far as setting FQDN.  When I start from DCPROMO, the error message comes after binaries are loaded and installation of binaries progresses for a short time.

This is the First Forest Root Domain Controller.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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What verison of 2008 are you installing?
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Windows Server 2008 Standard.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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I would give the server a repair from the DVD.
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I had hoped there would be a way to delete all past FQDN entries.  However, they seem to hang around, even after re-installing the O/S, demoting the prior installation to Windows.old.  Only solution that worked was to format the drive and do a clean installation from the ground up.
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Deleted entire installation and started over.

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