I have a Windows 2012 server that I plan on taking over for our old Server 2003 R2 server. I have installed the DCHP and DNS roles on the new machine, but currently have the DCHP disabled since the old server is currently working as both a DCHP and DNS server for the machines out on our collection floor. I have successfully promoted the new machine to DNS controller of a new domain instead of using the previous .local we were running.
Using Hyper-V, I installed a new version of Server 2012 which I plan on running our SQL Server 2008. I can get the virtual server to see the .local network when I leave everything dynamic on the setup. Once I change the DNS server to point at the new machine instead of the old one I am able to ping the IP address, but when I try to attach the virtual machine to the new DNS server I get the error: "An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain ***.com could not be contacted.
Please see the attached screen shot of the error.