I had a problem with an Evaluation Server 2012, I installed AD DS on it and when I went to activate the Eval version I could not. I had to setup an additional 2012 Server, joined the domain and promoted it to a domain controller. Once I did that I demoted the Eval 2012 server to a member server. I was able to install my open licnese on the Eval server and get it activated. When I tried to promote the Eval Version (which is activated now) to a domain controller I get the following error.
Verification of replica failed. An Sctive Directory domain controller for the domain "DOMAIN.LOCAL" could not be contacted.
Eval 2012 server (PDC-fs01) ip 192.168.1.10
New 2012 (PDC-fs13) ip 192.168.1.12
I am getting an event id of 1202
The DFS repliation service failed to contact domain controller.