PDC Server can ping clients but clients cannot ping pdc server

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Mac, Apr 9, 2008.

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    I have a rather perplexing DNS issue. I have been wrestling with a new server
    install for the past two days. It is a new pdc server and is the only server
    in the domain. The windows 2K3 server hardware is a new, AD/DNS/DHCP/File
    Server, installation. What I have got going is the following:

    1) I am unable to "join" any of the clients to this server/domain (see
    "Note" below for error message). The clients had been able to access the
    previous PDC, I even tried a fresh notebook which had never been a domain
    member with the same results.
    2) The server functons properly in every other respect (I am able to access
    the internet, I can access all local shares, I can access the shares using
    the servername or IP address.
    3) The DNSLint utility "green" lights the configuration with no warnings or
    4) The DCDiag utility output shows that everything checks out OK.
    5) I can ping all of the clients in the building from this server.
    6) I can ping the router (on which I have disabled DHCP) from this server.
    7) I cannot ping the server from any of the clients!!
    8) I cannot see any trace of the domain (HC.local) in the would be clients

    I have checked the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.HC.local and it is
    there with the proper IP address (the static IP address of the pdc server).

    I know that this is a little sparse on the particulars but I am hoping that
    someone can at least point me in the right diection.

    This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not
    your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this
    information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

    The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location
    (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain HC.local:

    The error was: "This operation returned because the timeout period expired."
    (error code 0x000005B4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)

    The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.HC.local

    The DNS servers used by this computer for name resolution are not
    responding. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following
    IP addresses:


    Verify that this computer is connected to the network, that these are the
    correct DNS server IP addresses, and that at least one of the DNS servers is

    For more information on how to correct this problem, click Help.

    Thanks for your help in advance,
    Mac, Apr 9, 2008
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  2. Read inline please.

    Check that the Windows Firewall or some other firewall product that may have
    been install with an AntiVirus Suite is not enabled.

    Make sure the DC and ALL clients use the DC's address ONLY for DNS.

    Best regards,
    Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
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