I've got a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that I'm using to replace a Windows Server 2003 machine. I'm at the very beginning and am trying to join the 2008 server to the 2003 domain. When I do so, I'm getting the following error message:
An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain "domain.local" could not be contacted.
In the details of the error message, I get this information
The error was "This operation returned because the timeout period expired"
When I look on the 2003 server, I get a DNS error 7062 below, where 192.168.1.201 is the IP address of the 2003 server.
The DNS server encountered a packet addressed to itself on IP address 192.168.1.201. The packet is for the DNS name "_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.doma
. The packet will be discarded. This condition usually indicates a configuration error.
Check the following areas for possible self-send configuration errors:
1) Forwarders list. (DNS servers should not forward to themselves).
2) Master lists of secondary zones.
3) Notify lists of primary zones.
4) Delegations of subzones. Must not contain NS record for this DNS server unless subzone is also on this server.
5) Root hints.
Example of self-delegation:
-> This DNS server dns1.example.microsoft.com
is the primary for the zone example.microsoft.com.
-> The example.microsoft.com zone contains a delegation of bar.example.microsoft.com to dns1.example.microsoft.com
-> BUT the bar.example.microsoft.com zone is NOT on this server.
Note, you should make this delegation check (with nslookup or DNS manager) both on this DNS server and on the server(s) you delegated the subzone to. It is possible that the delegation was done correctly, but that the primary DNS for the subzone, has any incorrect NS record pointing back at this server. If this incorrect NS record is cached at this server, then the self-send could result. If found, the subzone DNS server admin should remove the offending NS record.
You can use the DNS server debug logging facility to track down the cause of this problem.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp
The DNS on the 2008 server is pointing toward the 2003 server. I've tried clearing the DNS cache on the 2003 server as well as deleting and adding back the forwarders & root hints.
Any help would be appreciated. Much thanks!