Adding Child Domain to Existing Windows 2003 Domain Server

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I ma trying to add a second domain controller to an existing Win2k3 DC as a child domain for testing purposes. However, when I run dcpromo and follow the steps, I receive and error: "An error occured...DNS was queried for service location resource record" "The query was for SRV ldap_tcp.dc_msdcs.d1.com" I've tired everything short of rebuilding the DC that I'm trying to connect to. TIA, P'

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make sure your DNS is setup and working properly on your existing DC. Run nslookup at a command prompt on the second DC you want to add as a child DC to verify DNS
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  • Pikk67
    Thanks for all your replies but I figured it out. Strangely enough....for some reason, my first domain controller was not setting up the A record for the child domain. I added the A reocrd manually and everything worked. P'
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  • Sonyfreek
    Is the DNS on the server you are trying to promote pointed to the domain controller for the existing server? You also need to make sure that you have the forward lookup records in your DNS on the existing server for _msdcs/dc/_tcp. This will contain a SRV record for all DCs. Read the following article on how to verify the creation of SRV records in DNS Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241515/EN-US/ SF
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