I have a single server domain Loganesc.k12.oh.us. The domain controller at this time is a Windows 2000 server machine. I am in the process of changing over to a new server with Server 2008 on it. I know the first step I need to complete is to get the new 2008 server onto my existing domain. The problem is when I try to do this I get asked for a username and password - I enter a domain admin username and the proper password - then I get an error: "an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined..."
If I try to ping LC-Server (the computer name of the 2000 DC) OR my full domain name loganesc.k12.oh.us I get the response and it shows it is pinging to correct IP address.
If I try to join any other domain than "loganesc" (for example if I type loganesc.k12.oh.us) I get the domain not found error.
If I do an NSLOOKUP of Loganesc I get the following result:
Address: xxx.xxx.xxx.10 (this is my DC IP address)
***Loganesc.k12.oh.us can't find loganesc: Server failed
Thanks in advance for any help!