I have a small home lab and a year or so ago I decommisioned one of my DCs that was running Windows 2008. Yesterday I tried to bring it back. I booted the old server back up and logged it in locally. I tried to rejoin the domain, but I kept getting a DNS error and the server could not even PING the FQDN of my Windows 2003 DC. I mapped the IP to the FQDN of the active DC using the HOSTS file and finally got it on the domain. I was ready to run DCPROMO, but hit a snag. I start out selecting existing domain and the next screen I tell it to use my current login credentials. This is when the problem starts. I get an error "An Active direcotry domain controller could not be reached" I select details and get the following error;
he following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller for domain Jim.Fatima.home:
The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)
The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.Jim.Fatima.home
Common causes of this error include the following:
- The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain are not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when a AD DC is added to a domain. They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses:
Is there some kind of DNS entry I need to remove? Any suggestions are welcome,,,thanks