New DC replication Windows Server 2003

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Active Directory
DCPROMO
Domain Controller
Windows Server 2003
I have a Win2K3 server setup and ready to add to an existing domain. Would I just do a dcpromo then put it on the network? or am I missing something?

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If u want this winn2k3 server to be a domain Controller in an existing domain. Ensure that u given static ip address along with DNS Address ( IP address of DNS Server in the existing domain ).

Make sure that this server is able to communicate with the DNS server . If everythig fine?

Then u can go with DCPROMO .

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  • Muddhole
    Yes I did all that. After running AD setup and DCPROMO setup I get a message that states that "the domain controller needs configuration changes, but whether these changes have been made of not is undetermined. Cannot find the specified file." I am assuming this has something to do with the DNS zone records? SRV records maybe?
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  • Vlvpk
    Is that DNS is registered with AD Domain? u can find this by expanding the Domain DNS Zone from Forward Lookup Zones. In the left u can find folders like msdsc,sites....Etc. Is that DNS Zone for the Domain is Primary r AD intigrated? If it is Primary ensure that u selected 'Secured' for dynamic updates. If it is AD intigrated select 'secure dynamic updates'. So that DNS server will update the host records automatically. Another way first try to make the 2k3 server as a member server and then go with DCPROMO. for this also u need to ensure DNS is configured properly. I recomend u to go with AD Inegrated DNS Zone. Which is more secure than others. Thanks Vlvpk
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