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Bug: SCCM 2012 setup detects wrong domain for site server RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have two domains:

    NetBIOS name "COMPANY", DNS name "company.internal"
    NetBIOS name "COMPANYCORP", DNS name "company.local"

    The server where I want to install SCCM 2012 (as well as all other servers involved) are in domain COMPANYCORP.

    But SCCM setup claims otherwise, which is definitely wrong:

    <08-21-2012 15:09:58> INFO: Target Machine <SERVER1.company.local>
    <08-21-2012 15:09:58> INFO: SQL Server computer <server2.company.local>
    <08-21-2012 15:09:58> INFO: SQL Server instance <SystemCenter>
    <08-21-2012 15:09:59> INFO: Active Directory Domain is <company>
    <08-21-2012 15:09:59> INFO: Computer Account is <COMPANY\SERVER1$>
    <08-21-2012 15:10:00> ERROR: Connected to SQL Server but failed to execute query IF NOT EXISTS
    (select * from master.sys.server_principals where name='COMPANY\SERVER1$')
    BEGIN CREATE LOGIN [COMPANY\SERVER1$] FROM WINDOWS; SELECT 1; END ELSE SELECT 0

    I hope that this affects only the prerequisite checker - I created the correct account manually now, and installation seems to be working. But it is definitely a bug.
    

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:28 AM

Answers

  • if you think it's a bug then please file it on connect.microsoft.com

    Did that. Their answer is:

    This happens if the Domain Controller doesn't return NetBIOS for the domain. So we are executing fallback logic to extract a domain. We look for the nearest DC for the Domain NetBios. If that request fails or times out we then try to extract the netbios from the FQDN (which fails for disjoint namespaces). 

    • Marked as answer by svhelden Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:38 AM
    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:38 AM

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