we have a domain with three domain controllers (one with Windows Server 2003 and others with Windows Server 2000) all in our office network 192.168.1.0/24. Whe also have a static VPN connection to another office of our company located in another city (with subnet 192.168.12.0/24) and here we have another Windows 2003 Server not included in any domain (WORKGROUP).
What we are trying to do is to promote this server to a domain controller in order to allow our colleagues of other office to authenticate in the company domain. When we try to use dcpromo we get the following error:
An Active Directory domain controller for the domain MIZARSPA could not be contacted.
Ensure that the DNS domain name is typed correctly.
If the name is correct, then click Details for troubleshooting information.
The domain name MIZARSPA might be a NetBIOS domain name. If this is the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with WINS.
If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS configuration.
DNS was successfully queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain MIZARSPA:
The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.MIZARSPA
The following domain controllers were identified by the query:
Common causes of this error include:
- Host (A) records that map the name of the domain controller to its IP addresses are missing or contain incorrect addresses.
- Domain controllers registered in DNS are not connected to the network or are not running.
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Has anyone idea of what this error means and possible solutions?
The DNS settings seem correct, the server is using the domain controller as DNS server.
Thanks to anybody will reply to this post.