Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

DNS on server 2003

Posted on 2013-06-12
6
336 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-12
Hello...I'm having a problem while configuring dns on my windows server 2003...Could not join domain on user's computer...Error: An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed...

I have a windows server 2003 sp2...
Ip 192.168.1.2
subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1 (from my isp)
dns: 192.168.1.2 (I want to use my server as a dns server)
dns: 192.168.1.1

Can you please help me how to configure dns in this scenario..

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:techlabtest
6 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Jaihunt
ID: 39240281
What is your client machines DNS settings. make sure it points to your DC and you can able to reach that by ping. Also check in the DNS your DC dns entry exist.
0
 

Author Comment

by:techlabtest
ID: 39240329
how to configure dns on 2003 server in my scenario
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
ID: 39240471
So 192.168.1.2 is not a domain controller yet?

logon to 192.168.1.2 and start dcpromo.exe ( I hope this is a lab).
0
The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

 

Author Comment

by:techlabtest
ID: 39240479
It's a domain controller...and i have not chosen to install dns automatically..i have select to install dns later manually....
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
VirastaR earned 500 total points
ID: 39240547
Hi,

Since you are a beginner, i highly recommend you to install DNS automatically at the initial learning stages of the deployment (lab) once you have hand-on experience then you can go for installing the DNS manually (Advanced).

To join the PC to the domain,you need to have a

1) DNS Installed first,only then you can 2) configure it.

What you are trying to achieve is 2) configuring it without 1) installing it and that's why it is failing.

You need to have a DNS installed on 192.168.2.1 (that's how it becomes a DNS Server) not by simply providing it a IP Address.

If you still want to install DNS manually for whatever reason,

Hope these steps will be usefull.
http://www.abyssunderground.co.uk/installing-dnsserver.php

Hope that helps :)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:techlabtest
ID: 39240564
Thanks a lot...it really help...i have found a better tutorial for beginner here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iocUPCuJA6o
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you considered what group policies are backwards and forwards compatible? Windows Active Directory servers and clients use group policy templates to deploy sets of policies within your domain. But, there is a catch to deploying policies. The…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

791 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question