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XP Client not adding to the 2008 AD domain

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Installed AD before couple of months and tested adding some clients worked fine, later we added 3 DNS Zones and now not able to join clients to the domain.

The error was: "DNS server failure."
(error code 0x0000232A RCODE_SERVER_FAILURE)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Make sure you are pointing to the server for DNS only in the TCP\IP properties and make sure the server is only pointing to itself for DNS in it's TCP\IP settings. Run ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns, and dcdiag /fix on DC.

Go into DNS make sure you have a msdcs.domain.com if your msdcs folder is not grayed out under the domain.com zone.
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by:gpizzuto
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If not done yet, set the first DNS of the XP-Client to the DNS of the domain
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by:jaruns
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msdcs.domain.com is not there in the DNS , it has - Server name * Global Logs * Forward Loo.. * Reverse ... * Conditional forwards.
Seems some how it got missed .
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So, your msdcs folder is grayed out under your domain.com zone? These will be under your Forward lookup zones you should have DNS zones listed here.
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by:jaruns
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MSDC folder is not there , inside the forward zone we have 3 domains under the AD domain there is no MSDC folder .. other two domains are not Microsoft they are Unix development environments hosts

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by:Darius Ghassem
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So, you don't have a msdcs folder at all under the domain.com zone? You should at least have a grayed out msdcs folder under thr forward lookup zone. If you don't then you don't have a functioing AD DNS zone for your AD.
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by:jaruns
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MSDCS folder is not there even there is no such folder grayed out, is it possible to build it.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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No, you would need to delete your zone then recreate the zone. Make sure you are exactly typing the same name as your AD namespace in AD.
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by:jaruns
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Thanks , hope i can leave the other two zones as it is , and way to export the existing entries after i delete and create the AD name space zone
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by:Darius Ghassem
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You can leave the other zones alone.

No, if you have static entries then be prepared to re-enter these back into the zone
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by:jaruns
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I fixed it without deleting and recreation, enabled the dynamic updated with built the msdcs folders
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Good so is everything now working properly?
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by:jaruns
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Yes it is working fine - Thanks for your support
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Go a head and close the question out then.
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I got half way through
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