Hyper-V Guest Cannot Find Host Domain Controller 2012 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Poweredge T320 server as a Domain Controller,  file server and an EXCHANGE 2010 server. There are no other servers at the site.  DHCP is from the firewall.   The DC and the file server will be on the host.  The 2010 EXCHANGE server will be on the guest.  The Hyper-V  2012 R2 server cannot see the Domain Controller on the host 2012 R2 server.  The Active Directory is requesting to be promoted to a Domain Controller.   I have a logical or physical error in the installation.  It is asking to promote the  Hyper-V guest 2012 R2 to a Domain Controller.  I believe I should have only one  Domain Controller in this application.   After the Hyper-V guest can see the host domain controller I will install EXCHANGE 2010.

    This is a test environment, offsite.

    NIC1 – Host IP:,, Gateway:, DNS:

    NIC2- Only Hyper-V switch checked

    Virtual Switch:,, Gateway: Blank, DNS: Was didn’t work so I pointed it to the host,, but that didn’t work either.

    Host adapter: IP:,,, DNS Pointing to HOST:

    Active Directory and DNS installed on the guest.

    Removed IPv6 from both NICs without any change.

    IPAM is not installed on the host or the guest.

    Several articles in Internet search didn’t help.

    Thanks for your help.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:49 AM