Having Trouble Running Dcpromo on Windows 2003 upgrade

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Mikey_B, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. Mikey_B

    Mikey_B Guest

    I just upgraded to Windows 2003. Currently it's a workgroup. The event log
    says it must be a domain controller and they said the computer will start
    rebooting after 7 days.

    So I tried to run DCPromo and put in my domain mydomain.com and when I get
    to the end of the wizard it says:
    The test for dynamic DNS update support returned:
    "DNS server failure."
    (error code 0x0000232A RCODE_SERVER_FAILURE)

    I made sure that dynamic updates were set to Secure and Non-Secure, I have
    the domain in my DNS, what could be wrong?
    Thanks in advance, my time is running out!

    Mike
     
    Mikey_B, Feb 14, 2004
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  2. Mikey_B

    Herb Martin Guest

    I made sure that dynamic updates were set to Secure and Non-Secure, I
    have
    First guess: The NIC properties are NOT set strictly the this Dynamic DNS
    server.
    You either have it set to some other server or to multiple server (sets.)

    The DC (to be) must be a DNS client of the Dynamic DNS.

    This part was pretty confusing. The event log is unlikely to say "it must
    be a domain controller"
    if you have it in a work group. What did the even log really say?

    Win2003 servers can run in as servers (not DCs) just fine.
     
    Herb Martin, Feb 14, 2004
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  3. Mikey_B

    Mikey_B Guest

    This computer must be configured as a domain controller. To prevent this
    computer from shutting down in the future, run Setup on the disk that you
    used to install the operating system to configure the computer as a domain
    controller.
     
    Mikey_B, Feb 14, 2004
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  4. Mikey_B

    Herb Martin Guest

    Maybe you should try combining (this?) the exact message with a careful
    explanation of the symptoms and steps you took....

    Windows servers are NOT (in general) required to be DCs.
     
    Herb Martin, Feb 15, 2004
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  5. ??? Are you asking a question?

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    Deji Akomolafe, Feb 15, 2004
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  6. Mikey_B

    Mikey_B Guest

    This is the message from the application log.

     
    Mikey_B, Feb 16, 2004
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