Problem creating DFS roots

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Chreag Anderson, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Hello
    We have a problem creating domain DFS roots which we can't resolve.
    We have AD running on two or our Win 2003 servers. We can create stand alone
    DFS roots which work fine, but would like to have the DFS integrated with AD.
    When we try to create a domain root, at the final stage of the process it
    comes back with the error;
    "The following error occured when creating DFS root on server xxx-xxx;
    The specific domain either does not exist or could not be contacted."
    The domain obviously exists as we have 200 users logging in to it every day!
    DNS is running on one of the servers with AD on it, and an nslookup of the
    domain name returns the IP address of the first server that has the DNS and
    AD on it.
    Does anyone know why we can't create domain DFS roots and/or how to go about
    sorting this?
    Chreag Anderson
    University of Oxford
    Chreag Anderson, Mar 6, 2006
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  2. Chreag Anderson

    Paul Bergson Guest

    This questin would probably be best asked in the DFS groups. I have copied
    them on this reply.
    Paul Bergson, Mar 6, 2006
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  3. Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP], Mar 6, 2006
  4. You are logged in as what user (domain admin, delegated admin if r2) when
    trying to do the operation?

    Does domain controller has DFS Service runnning?

    Do you have any firewall or ports shutdown on the DC?
    Alok Agarwal [MSFT], Mar 7, 2006
  5. Thanks for the reply
    I am logged in as the Domain Administrator.
    Both DCs have the DFS service running
    There is no firewall or port blocking on the DCs

    If I do an nslookup on the domain name it replies with one of the DCs
    The NetBIOS setting is at default. We have static IP addresses so this
    should default to use NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

    Chreag Anderson
    Chreag Anderson, Mar 8, 2006
  6. Hi and thanks for the reply
    We have 2 DCs and it is the other one that is the PDC operations Master.
    They are running in Windows 2000 native mode.
    I can do an nslookup on the domain name and it returns the name of the other
    Chreag Anderson
    Chreag Anderson, Mar 8, 2006
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