First Windows 2008 Domain Controller in 2003 Domain - Error delegation for this dns server cannot be created


  • Hello All,

    I ran all prep commands for my Windows 2003 Domain.  I ran DCPROMO on a Windows 2008 R2 Server and I received a 

    "A delegation error for this dns server cannot be created because the authoritative parent zone cannot be found or it does not run a DNS server. If you are integrating with an Existing DNS infrastructure you should manually create the delegation for this DNS Server in the parent zone to ensure reliable name resolution"

    I think where I went wrong was not having the DNS server service installed before I ran DCPROMO.

    Now I have a Windows 2008 Domain Controller with no primary DNS lookup zone.  My Windows 2008 Server cannot see the other servers via name resolution.

    I presume the fix is to manually create the delegation in the parent zone.  ? Will this fix the replicate the proper DNS zone information from the primary zone?  

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:12 AM


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