Adding new DC w/dns lookup problem

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Dan, Dec 2, 2003.

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    Dan Guest

    This is a DNS question, I promise. Just let me explain my situation. I have a small network of about 35 – 40 computers. I have begun the migration from NT 4.0 Server to Win 2000 AD. The point I have reached is that I have upgraded the old NT 4.0 Server to Win 2000 AD (Server A) and now I’m trying to add a new server (Server B) as another DC. When I try and add the new server (Server B), it comes up with an error stating that the domain cannot be found and may be caused by DNS lookup issues. I have a forward lookup zone on the upgraded Server (Server A) and have created a reverse lookup zone (1.168.192.in-addr.arpa) which has not resolved my issue of not being able to add (Server B). So, what am I doing wrong?
     
    Dan, Dec 2, 2003
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    Roland Hall Guest

    have a small network of about 35 - 40 computers. I have begun the migration
    from NT 4.0 Server to Win 2000 AD. The point I have reached is that I have
    upgraded the old NT 4.0 Server to Win 2000 AD (Server A) and now I'm trying
    to add a new server (Server B) as another DC. When I try and add the new
    server (Server B), it comes up with an error stating that the domain cannot
    be found and may be caused by DNS lookup issues. I have a forward lookup
    zone on the upgraded Server (Server A) and have created a reverse lookup
    zone (1.168.192.in-addr.arpa) which has not resolved my issue of not being
    able to add (Server B). So, what am I doing wrong?

    All computers on the private network need to have their Primary DNS set to
    the DC running DNS, this includes the DC. There should not be ANY
    references to ANY external DNS servers, i.e. ISPs DNS Servers.

    Forward lookup should not the the root entry "." If you do, delete it.
    You can set a forwarder to your ISP's DNS servers or not. Without it, the
    root hints servers will be used for external naming.

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    Roland

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    Roland Hall, Dec 14, 2003
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