Error when trying to add a domain controller to an existing domain

Posted on 2012-08-26
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
Hi Experts,

I installed a Windows 2008 Server, assign a static ip address of:
ip: /24

AND ON THE DNS Server properties forwarders I assign 2 public internet addresses to access the internet:
This server has access to the internet.

 I installed a Windows 2008 Server, assign a static ip address of:
ip: /24

I am able to ping SERVER#1, connect using REMOTE DESKTOP and access the internet but when I run Active Directory to
and go to the next screen I type the name of any domain in the forest as:
Recall.local and enter the credentials of an administrator when I click next I get the next error:
The following error ocurred when dns was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "Recall.local":

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.Recall.local

Common causes of this error include the following:

The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC FOR THE DOMAIN ARE NOT REGISTER IN DNS.  These records are register with a DNS Server automatically when a AD DC is addedto 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:

-One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone:

-(the root zone)

Do I need to configure something on the DNS settings? I have browse the internet for hours and watching videos on how to install AD Directory and add a second server and found no answer to my problem.

Please advise.

Please advise
Question by:chenzovicc
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Are the Service Records in DNS?

    Accepted Solution

    I found the problem just now. I did not have my FULL COMPUTER NAME with my DNS name.
    I had :  "MAIN"  instead of MAIN.Recall.local and only because of this little error I have been several hours trying to find the problem.

    Thanks  Leew.

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