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Domain name change, forward lookup zone issue

Posted on 2011-03-04
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I"ve got a new server 2008, not currently in use yet.  I was asked to change the domain name and did so following the instructions below.  

http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/techscrawl/server-2008-domain-rename-28069

My problem is that I am unable to join computers to the domain.  I'm getting an error message that says

An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a comain controller in the domain being joined has failed.  Please verify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names.....

When I check on the DNS on the server, the forward look zones have the old domain name.  I'm guessing I need to delete those and create new ones w/ the new domain name, but that will be a new process for me.

Any thoughts?  Thanks.
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by:dmf415
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You must add your domains DNS server to the domain controller.  Basically you goto your new domain controllers network properties and change the dns server in the tcp/ip settings
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by:kevinhsieh
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You probably need to create a new authoratitive DNS zone on your DNS server hosted by the domain controller. I bet that the domain rename didn't create a new DNS zone, so you effectively don't have DNS for your AD domain and that breaks AD.
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Should I just delete the old zones?
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I have the DNS pointing to itself in the TCP/IP properties
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you may need to make the server a global catalog server. try this
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If you have zones for an old, non-existant domain, then yes I would delete them. Make sure you have the new one in place and that the DC put its information in there.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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When you recreate make sure you make them AD integrated this could have fixed the problem when you domian renamed
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It actually end up being easier to delete the domain entirely and recreate a new one.  I'll divy up points for effort.  Thanks.
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