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Problem connecting 2nd Server running Windows 2008 Standard to SBS 2008 Server using SBS 2008 Premium Edition

I am having problem connecting the 2nd Server (called Terminal-Server) to the SBS 2008 Server (called SBS-Server),  I tried connecting the 2nd Server running Windows 2008 Std. to the SBS-Server running Windows SBS 2008.

Domain Name :   abc123.local on SBS 2008 Server

I have this error message when trying to join the 2nd Server to the SBS-Server using the System Properties in Control Panel by entering the Domain name as 'abc123' :

Question:  What should the username be when prompted to join the Domain ?

                  SBS Server Username :   Abc2013  (Built-in Administrator)
                  Domain Name :   abc123.Local

                  2nd Server Username :   Administrator

The following error occurred when attempting to join the 2nd Server to the domain  'abc123' on SBS2008 Server

An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a DC in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify this client configuration to reach a DNS Server that can resolve DNS names in the Target domain.

Is it possible that the Servers have not been fully setup ?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Ok first thing you need to make sure DNS is working in your domain.

On the DC it is running DNS correct? Do you have any other DNS servers on the network?

On the new Server the network adapter how is it defined? Must be Static make sure the dns entry point to the DC DNS server.

On another computer can you ping the DC using FQDN?

From the server can you bind any computer on the network using FQDN

you can run DCdiag on the dc to see how DNS and your server is doing

Here is a script I run   post the results

@echo off
dcdiag >>dclogx.txt
dcdiag /test:registerindns /dnsdomain:FQDN HERE>>dclogx.txt
dcdiag /c /v >>dclogx.txt
dcdiag /test:dns >>dclogx.txt
Cris HannaCommented:
from the second server running standard...can you ping the SBS server by both name and IP?

Do an NSlookup on the second server for the SBS server name   does it resolve?

Do you have the second server set with a static internal IP (the answer should be yes)
What do you have for the DNS server IP on the second server (the answer should be the IP address of the SBS server)
Cris HannaCommented:
The to join the domain you enter the domain admin user name and password
Dang88Technical SupportAuthor Commented:
The Script was very helpful in gaining more detail descriptions into the problem
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