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cannot join windows server 2008 as a member to 2003 child domain (not contents dns server)

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  • hello guys,

     please i need your help. i have this error: An attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed when i try to add windows server 2008 sp2 x64 to a 2003 child domain( not contents dns server), and when i try to use the servername.xxxx.xxxx.ht i get this error: an Active Directory Domain Controller for this domain servername.xxxx.xxxx.ht could not be contacted

    reply please

    Sunday, December 22, 2013 3:32 PM

Answers

  • DNS settings should point to active directory DNS server that contains resource records. In addition to this try to add domain suffinx that correspond with internal domain one. (Never use public DNS setting unless you know serious reason -for example split brain configuration.)

    Regards

    Milos

    Sunday, December 22, 2013 10:28 PM