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Cannot connect to domain server

I have set up a Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation server and added Active Directory Domain Services role. I have tried joining the domain from a Windows 7 PC but get an error message. The domain name is fulwell.local. If I try joining this domain I get a "cannot find domain" message. If I try "fulwell" I get a log in prompt but then, after logging on I get the error in the attached file.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
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The workstation has to be using the same DNS server as the domain controller.  When you set up AD, it created a lot of service addresses.  If your workstation doesnt use the correct DNS server, you will not be able to join the domain
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Check the ipconfig /all of the windows 7 pc. Does it have a the proper DNS server name? Is the Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation server you DNS server?
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My DNS Server is my router which is 192.168.1.254 and both the server and the laptop have this as the DNS. However, when I installed AD it did want me to install a DNS server. The DNS Server on the server has an error message (event ID 4015) and perhaps this is relevant?
That is what your issue is, the DNS server on the router is not able to handle the record types that AD requires.  You need to have the server run dns and have the workstations refer to it for lookups.  You can also then configure the DNS on the server to use the routers DNS as a rollup address
You have to configure IP address on your server right now point to iself and try to add DNS role again ( or assign 127.0.0.1 on Prefered DNS.)
Check this event ID infohttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc735674(WS.10).aspx
lpelkie: can you explain how I do this please? Thanks
So I am assuming that your router is also handing out DHCP? Well I would first turn the router's DHCP/DNS off. Much simpler than trying to configure a rollup address. Then add/readd the roles of DHCP/DNS to the server and make sure to choose the option of using itself as the DNS server.
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Do not need to readd your DNS service this has already been setup during the dcpromo process you just need to change your TCP\IP settings on your network card.
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