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troubleshooting Question

Cannot find Domain Controller while trying to join the domain

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raytech70Flag for United States of America asked on
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Hello,

I have a newly installed Windows 2003 server that has Active Directly Services installed as a Primary Domain Controller (the only one in this small network).  It also has DNS configured when installing AD via dcpromo, but I cannot get machines to connect to the domain.  I get this error when I run the command: netdiag /fix

DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed
          [WARNING] Cannot find a primary authoritative DNS server for the name
            'gandgllcsvr1.gandgservicesllc.local.'. [ERROR_TIMEOUT]
            The name 'gandgllcsvr1.gandgservicesllc.local.' may not be registere
d in DNS.
          [WARNING] Cannot find a primary authoritative DNS server for the name
            'gandgllcsvr1.gandgservicesllc.local.'. [ERROR_TIMEOUT]
            The name 'gandgllcsvr1.gandgservicesllc.local.' may not be registere
d in DNS.
          [WARNING] Cannot find a primary authoritative DNS server for the name
            'gandgllcsvr1.gandgservicesllc.local.'. [ERROR_TIMEOUT]
            The name 'gandgllcsvr1.gandgservicesllc.local.' may not be registere
d in DNS.
          [WARNING] Cannot find a primary authoritative DNS server for the name
            'gandgllcsvr1.gandgservicesllc.local.'. [ERROR_TIMEOUT]
            The name 'gandgllcsvr1.gandgservicesllc.local.' may not be registere
d in DNS.
       [WARNING] The DNS entries for this DC cannot be verified right now on DNS
 server 192.168.1.1, ERROR_TIMEOUT.
    [FATAL] No DNS servers have the DNS records for this DC registered.

It appears that I need to set the Authoritive DNS server on the Windows 2003 server... how do I do that?

Please help!
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