Adding the first 2012 domain controller to a 2003 domain with No Microsoft DNS
Posted on 2013-12-16
I hope you are all well and can assist.
We have a 2003 domain with 2003 domain controllers.
We do not use Microsoft DNS (we use vital QIP)
We wish to add our first 2012domain controller to this domain.
We DO NOT wish to add DNS to this domain controller during promotion since we do not use Microsoft DNS.
This server is a member of the domain.
When I go ahead and try and promote this server to be a domain controller, on the page for DNS options, in the area where it says "Specify domain controller capabilities..", i choose to not select DNS to install.
I then try and select Next andit says it cannot locate a DNS Server.
I can ping the DNS server from the to-be domain controller, so im not sure how I can promote this 2012 server to be a domain controller without having to select DNS to install.
Any help greatly appreciated.