Adding AD to windows 2008 server fails

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am trying to add the AD role to Windows 2008 R2 system It looks like it is installing but fails with the ATTACHED error with no indication why. Any ideas?
Question by:GCarleton
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    are you running any other roles on this server? Have you restarted it and tried to re-add the role? Also what is the topology of the network this is being added to (is this the first domain controller in a new domain, new forest or a member controller etc)?
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    by:Radhakrishnan Rajayyan
    Is the server configured with dynamic IP? Is there any error message on event viewer? Is this first dc on your 2003 environment? Have prepared the adprep/domainprep, adprep/forestprep,adpre/gpprep?

    Let me know your thoughts for further assist.
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    Thanks for the questions. I am sorry for the Lack of information. I have resolved the issue. This is a 2008 deployment of win2008 R2 64 bit. This was a vm in Lmware lab manager. I believe that the template I used was corrupted. I created a new template from scratch and then created my clone from that.  Everything installed fine from there.
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    FOund the answer myself

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