domaindnsname not recognized when using dcpromo in server core

domaindnsname not recognized when using dcpromo in server core
jcotroneAsked:
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Krzysztof PytkoConnect With a Mentor Senior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Please try this one, please

dcpromo /Unattend /InstallDns:yes /ConfirmGC:yes /replicaOrNewDomain:Replica /ReplicaDomainDNSName:hq.local /DatabasePath:"C:\Windows\NTDS" /LogPath:"C:\Windows\NTDS" /SysvolPath:"C:\Windows\SYSVOL" /SafeModeAdminPassword:TrustM3 /RebootOnCompletion:yes

paste this syntax into elevated command-line

Krzysztof
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Did you configure appropriate IP address of DNS server on server core?

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Krzysztof
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jcotroneAuthor Commented:
Yes,  Server core is configured with the DNS server of a Domain Controller.  It can ping the DNS server scuccessfuly.
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Do you use answer file to promote server core as DC or you are running it from command-line?
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jcotroneAuthor Commented:
Running DCpromo from the command line
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Joseph RuizSystems EngineerCommented:
Is this the first server in the forrest? If not, did you use Domainprep and Forestprep?:

Before installing Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server, you must prepare your Windows 2003 forest. The Microsoft Active Directory Schema must be extended to save Exchange 2003 attributes and claases and permissions must be granted to the user or group who will be installing the first Exchange 2003 server in the forest. In every domain that will host either an Exchange 2003 server or mail-enabled users, two security groups must be created. (l)



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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Could you post here dcpromo syntax, please? Replace your dns domain name with testenv.local
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jcotroneAuthor Commented:
This is a replica domain controller in an existing forest.  There is a working Domain Controller as the forest root domain controller.  This is a server core that will be a replica DC.

The DCpromo syntax is as follows;

Dcpromo.exe /ReplicaOrNewDomain:Replica /ReplicaDomainDNSName:hq.local /RebootOnSuccess:Yes /SafeModeAdminPassword:TrustM3
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jcotroneAuthor Commented:
Did not really tell me what caused the problem.
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