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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
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by:Jaihunt
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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.
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how to configure dns on 2003 server in my scenario
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by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
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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).
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It's a domain controller...and i have not chosen to install dns automatically..i have select to install dns later manually....
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VirastaR earned 1500 total points
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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 :)
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by:techlabtest
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Thanks a lot...it really help...i have found a better tutorial for beginner here:


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