Hi Team, i started to learn AD, so instatlled windows server 2008 in VMWorkstation ,while adding new user in the domain i foun the flollowing error , could pls hepl me some one? Thanks

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  • "The DNS server is waiting for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to signal that the initial synchronization of the directory has been completed. The DNS server service cannot start until the initial synchronization is complete because critical DNS data might not yet be replicated onto this domain controller. If events in the AD DS event log indicate that there is a problem with DNS name resolution, consider adding the IP address of another DNS server for this domain to the DNS server list in the Internet Protocol properties of this computer. This event will be logged every two minutes until AD DS has signaled that the initial synchronization has successfully completed."
    Monday, August 19, 2013 5:51 AM

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  • Please see the the DNS is pointed correctly in the network card settings and also please try to use the Hyper-v for virtualization rather than vmware as its easy and completely compatible with the Microsoft products..

    Monday, August 19, 2013 6:42 AM
  • Hello,

    is that a single DC domain?

    Please assure to use the domain DNS server, so the DC as DNS server ONLY on the NIC as preferred and none else.

    Please post an unedited ipconfig /all from the DC, so we can verify some settings.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
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    Monday, August 19, 2013 7:39 AM
  • Hi,

    In addition, please check this MS article:


    Vivian Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:10 AM