Home Domain Controller and DNS
Posted on 2012-04-02
I created 'DC01-vm', a virtual domain controller running on 2008 R2, on my home network, but I can't attach a windows 7 pro workstation.
Running dcdiag shows no errors.
I have a Vizio router that apparently can't turn off DNS (so far anyway... and it's also running DHCP).
The error used to be "And attempt to resolve the DNS name of the domain controller being joined has failed. Please verify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain."
Lately after mucking around, I get "The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "mydomain": The network path was not found."
I've played around not knowing much about the details of DNS, by pointing my DC at the routers as DNS, and setting the workstations IPconfig so DNS was the DC's IP (192.168.1.7, static).
I would have thought this would be simple and just work! (Oh, I can ping, and rdp to the controller from the WS).
I think the solution must be dirt simple, but DNS seems to me magical somehow yet.
Any help much appreciated!