DNS Setup Question on a Windows 2008 Server in a AD environment
Posted on 2011-10-27
I know enough about DNS to get me in trouble and I have an account that is expanding locations in an Active Directory Environment.
They currently have 2 locations and are adding a 3rd.... I have a new Windows 2008 R2 server at the new remote location with router access back to the Main Branch. The new server has not been added to the existing domain. It is to become a domain controller and will have DNS installed on it as well.... My problem right now is that I cannot get it to see the domain from the remote location so I can get it added and promoted to a DC. I can ping the address of the existing domain controller(s) at the Main Branch, using their IP addresses, but I cannot ping them using the server name.... I figure it is a DNS issue.
I have added the new servers host address and the IP address of the new network to the Reverse Lookup Zone to the DNS server at the main branch.
I have the new server at the remote location DNS entry pointing back to the Main Branch DNS server...
What do I need to do to get the Remote Server to be able to see the domain at the Main Branch?