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domaindnsname not recognized when using dcpromo in server core

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domaindnsname not recognized when using dcpromo in server core
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Did you configure appropriate IP address of DNS server on server core?

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

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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Could you post here dcpromo syntax, please? Replace your dns domain name with testenv.local
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by:jcotrone
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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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Krzysztof Pytko earned 1000 total points
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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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by:jcotrone
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Did not really tell me what caused the problem.
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