Dec 14, · Reboot the machine you are trying to join to the domain to ensure there are no latent connections to any of the domain servers. When you type the domain name, make sure you type the DNS Domain Name, rather than the NetBIOS name. For example, if the DNS name of the domain is , make sure you enter that name instead of just fabrikam. Mar 23, · Windows 7 system unable to browse local domain resources (file shares etc) but access to Internet was fine. Was able to ping all local servers and DNS functioned correctly. Decided to remove system from domain and re-add. Jan 17, · Ideally, all client hosts that domain joined or ready to join domain should use our internal DNS servers only and set addresses of external DNS servers into the “Forwarder” list on internal DNS server in order for external domain name resolution.
May 23, · I’m running a Windows R2 Server that’s my AD, DNS, and DHCP server. The Windows 7 machine is able to utilize the DHCP features and is autoassigned an IP address. When trying to join the domain, I get the following Error: An Attempt to Resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Jul 27, · I’ve set up a windows server upstairs and created an ad domain, dhcp server, and dns server. This is just for me to try and grasp how our corporate network functions internally. So the dhcp server seems to work ok and i can see in the reverse lookup zone for the domain that the machines are being recognised but i can’t actually join the. Dec 14, · Reboot the machine you are trying to join to the domain to ensure there are no latent connections to any of the domain servers. When you type the domain name, make sure you type the DNS Domain Name, rather than the NetBIOS name. For example, if the DNS name of the domain is , make sure you enter that name instead of just fabrikam.
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I’ve been promoted into a completely different area of IT so i’m trying to get to grips with it quickly. I’ve set up a windows server upstairs and created an ad domain, dhcp server, and dns server.
So the dhcp server seems to work ok and i can see in the reverse lookup zone for the domain that the machines are being recognised but i can’t actually join the domain. If faffed about reading forums and trying to figure it out for days and if i had any hair i’d be tearing it out. So really hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals. The domain is home. I read an article that said the best way to go about setting up your own internal network was to register a domain and then use a subdomain for your internal network so i’ve done that.
Went and registered mystupiddomainname. I’ll be wild peeved if it turns out i’ve paid to do it wrong! Anyway i’m stuck. As i said i’m completely new to this stuff so i could be doing something mad. I just can’t tell what. Your main domain that you set up originally was bradmi. If you try to join bradmi. You don’t need the external domain registration, it may be useful later but not needed for testing. The device you are trying to join to the domain – is it set to use the new domain controller you built as it’s dns server?
Is it running the dhcp and dns roles? Is this device you are trying to join on the same network as the server and getting an ip address from the new server dhcp scope? You can test it is working my doing a ping to the domain name “ping home. For now it may be simpler if these devices were not connected to any other network, until working. Then you could introduce that complexity. Those error messages are confusing as they seem to contain 2 different domain names – or is that just because one was edited to hide the actual name?
Somewhere down the line when you are familiar with AD domains, you will need to read on the pros and cons of using the internet domain name as the AD domain name. This is useful information for when you come across the scenario for real. Is this on your corporate network? You can cause lots of grief on your production environment. Agree with the above – you have DNS issues. The Domain Controller needs to point to itself and -nothing- else. It sounds like the machine and server are in one DNS zone but you are trying to register it to another DNS zone and that zone doesn’t have a server in it.
Yes the actual domain is called home. Today I am able to ping home. However, the ip I get back from the ping looks like ipv6.
Not sure why that is. Update to last comment: i deleted the ipv6 record from the forward lookup zone and ping came back ipv4. Then later no ping at all! However, it also says Server: UnKnown, Address: To be honest, and it may be a bit embarrassing, i think my understanding of the network setup is the problem. I went into the office and picked up an adsl modem and a router and i’ll wire all that up and see how it goes.
I think the problem might have been that while i can turn off the dhcp on my router i cant turn off the dns. I’m thinking if i set up the dns servers on the router to include my isp’s first and then then domain controllers one second it might work a bit better. You’re prob wondering who my isp is and what the router is so ill tell you: it’s a BT Home hub. Forgot to mention. While i couldn’t ping home. No idea why. Apologies for the delay it took me a while to set up the new network hardware.
I think the bt router and my not really understanding how these things work were the main beefs. The new setup is a netgear dm in bridge mode connected to an edgerouter er-x. There is a dhcp server running on the router. I set the router up using the basic pppoe setup wizard which has worked fine.
I can plug a network cable into the router and get an ip and everything works great. Again everything seems fine except that there’s no internet. So that seems to be the only issue now. I can’t resolve anything with nslookup. I’ve done things like nslookup bbc.
So my question at this point i think is how do i get my dns server to be able to resolve external queries? I’ve tried fiddling about with forwarding and that in the dns properties. And i’ve tried fiddling with the dns forwarding on the router but i can’t figure it out so any advice on how to diagnose the prob from here would be great. Well actually I pretty much stumbled upon it but I’ll explain in case anyone else experiences the same chain of events.
So I’d got to the stage of just clicking through every single property in ad and at the same time reading lots of forum posts on similar issues. Took a long time for the whole DHCP giving out DNS to sink in and when it did some of the properties in the scope options started to make sense.
It all came down to the router option. The server was set up while I was still using the bt smart hub 2 and so the router property in the DHCP scope was set to Then when I switched to using the separate modem router and hub the actual router address was different. It was So I changed the router property in the scope options to match the new router IP and things started to work. The only other thing I did was that my windows server still wouldn’t resolve external DNS so I added the router to the forwarders in the DNS server properties and then everything worked.
Bit of a struggle mainly due to me not knowing much about this stuff to begin with. I know a hell of a lot more now so it’s actually been a good learning experience. Get answers from your peers along with millions of IT pros who visit Spiceworks. Hi I’ve been promoted into a completely different area of IT so i’m trying to get to grips with it quickly. This is just for me to try and grasp how our corporate network functions internally. Any comments very much appreciated. Popular Topics in DNS. Which of the following retains the information it’s storing when the system power is turned off?
Submit ». Dennis Aston This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. So, you are doing this at home and setting this all up for kicking the tires correct? Hi and thanks for the swift replies! JoeWilliams This person is a verified professional. Ian This person is a verified professional. Your home pc you are trying to join to the domain is Windows 10 Pro not Home correct? Hi Apologies for the delay it took me a while to set up the new network hardware.
So yes This is actually way better than the online training they gave me to do! Right I figured it out! Thanks to all who commented. Now let’s have a look at this group policy carryon! Replace Attachment. Add link Text to display: Where should this link go? Add Cancel. Insert code. Join me to this group. Read these next