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Additional Domain controller RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Gurus,

    I am trying to install a additional Domain Cont 2012 to my existing Domain ( has only 1 DC 2008) and after entering credentials get error mess "Active Directory Domain controller for the domain xyz.com could not be contacted. " 

    Can any one help me by letting me know what steps i have missed 

    Aamir

    Monday, August 24, 2015 3:33 PM

Answers

  • This message usually means you don't have the correct DNS Server address in the adapter properties on your soon-to-be new DC.

    Did you ever join the new machine to the existing domain?  Or is that where it's failing? 


    Kevin Remde US DX - IT Pro Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://aka.ms/FullofIT http://twitter.com/kevinremde


    • Edited by Kevin Remde Monday, August 31, 2015 3:08 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Monday, September 14, 2015 10:59 AM
    Monday, August 31, 2015 3:08 PM

All replies

  • This message usually means you don't have the correct DNS Server address in the adapter properties on your soon-to-be new DC.

    Did you ever join the new machine to the existing domain?  Or is that where it's failing? 


    Kevin Remde US DX - IT Pro Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://aka.ms/FullofIT http://twitter.com/kevinremde


    • Edited by Kevin Remde Monday, August 31, 2015 3:08 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Monday, September 14, 2015 10:59 AM
    Monday, August 31, 2015 3:08 PM
  • It was failing in the process of promoting a server to DC and connecting to existing domain.

    However its fixed now, as changed back the option obtain IP address automitically

    Monday, September 21, 2015 1:49 PM