windows server 2008


  • i made a home network on the server but when i go onto windows 7 and add it to the domain it comes up with @an attempt to resolve the dns name of a domain controller in the domain failed." 

    so i went on the server cmd and did dcdiag (below)not sure how to fix!

    T:\>dcdiag /test:dns

    Directory Server Diagnosis

    Performing initial setup:
       Trying to find home server...
       Home Server = server
       * Identified AD Forest.
       Done gathering initial info.

    Doing initial required tests

       Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER
          Starting test: Connectivity
             ......................... SERVER passed test Connectivity

    Doing primary tests

       Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER

          Starting test: DNS

             DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...
             ......................... SERVER passed test DNS

       Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

       Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

       Running partition tests on : Schema

       Running partition tests on : Configuration

       Running partition tests on : house

       Running enterprise tests on : house.local
          Starting test: DNS
             Test results for domain controllers:

                Domain: house.local

                   TEST: Basic (Basc)
                      Warning: The AAAA record for this DC was not found

                   TEST: Forwarders/Root hints (Forw)
                      Error: Forwarders list has invalid forwarder: (<na
    me unavailable>)

                   TEST: Records registration (RReg)
                      Network Adapter
                      [00000006] Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Network Connection:
                         Missing AAAA record at DNS server

                         Missing AAAA record at DNS server

                         Missing AAAA record at DNS server ::1:

                         Missing AAAA record at DNS server ::1:

                   Warning: Record Registrations not found in some network adapters

             Summary of test results for DNS servers used by the above domain

                DNS server: (<name unavailable>)
                   1 test failure on this DNS server
                   PTR record query for the failed on the DN
    S server
             Summary of DNS test results:

                                                Auth Basc Forw Del  Dyn  RReg Ext
                Domain: house.local
                   server                       PASS WARN FAIL PASS PASS WARN n/a

             ......................... house.local failed test DNS

    can anyone help?

    Friday, January 24, 2014 8:20 PM


All replies

  • 1) Open DNSMgmt.msc on your DC and create a reverse lookup zone.

    2) What are your Client (Win 7) IPConfig settings?  I'm assuming since you did this at home you're using your router for DHCP.

    If your Win 7 box is looking to your router (likely .1) for DNS, it won't find your server.

    - Point your Win 7 box to your server for DNS

    - You may have to setup your DNS server to forward back to your router for recursive lookups.

    If you find my post to be helpful, or the answer, please mark it appropriately.  Thank you.

    Chris Ream

    Friday, January 24, 2014 8:25 PM
  • Did all above but no success, Just get error on windows 7 pc

    "The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "HOUSE":"

    Saturday, January 25, 2014 6:02 PM
  • Hi, did you changed the IP of the server after it got promoted to a domain controller ?

    I see and in the log. At first I would tell the DNS service does not listen to the correct IP.

    Reboot the server and check the DNS console to be sure the service listen to the correct IP

    Like that image show, took from Windows Server 2008 R2 : Manage a  DNS Server (part 1) - Change the Address of a DNS Server & Scavenge  Properties for DNS

    Regards, Philippe

    Saturday, January 25, 2014 6:45 PM
  • Your domain join is failing because of DNS.  Either your client isn't looking in the right area, or your DC isn't setup right.

    ** I recommend unbinding IPv6 from the NIC on the DC until your issues are resolved.

    Please run IPconfig all on both 1)your Windows 7 client and 2) your DC and post the results here.

    Your posted DCDiag results show us a lot of errors and we need to figure out what is set wrong.

    Also, run this command: nslookup -type=srv


    Chris Ream

    Saturday, January 25, 2014 6:47 PM
  • Hi,

    Do you have any progresses on this issue by now?

    Please feel free to let us know if this issue persists.

    Best Regards,

    Amy Wang

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:13 AM