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Hello All:


I am running Windows Server 2008 R2. It is setup as a AD DC. When I try to join the domain, I get the following error message.


Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\Windows\debug\dcdiag.txt.



The domain name "stone-and-stone" might be a NetBIOS domain name.  If this is the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with WINS.



If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS configuration.



The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "stone-and-stone":



The error was: "DNS name does not exist."


(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)



The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.stone-and-stone



Common causes of this error include the following:



- The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain are not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when a AD DC is added to a domain. They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses:



- One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone:





. (the root zone)


The wins service is running, however, when I look at it, it has a red x in it and it says that it could not be located.


On another note, when I check the DNS server, it tells me that the DNS server is named WIN-D03D0M7U4H8 and not stone-and-stone as the computer is named and it tells me to configure the DNS, however, configure is greyed out and cannot be accessed. The DNS servers as noted above are correct


Can someone tell me how to fix this error, thanks, Allen

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Maybe you should start by joining "WIN-D03D0M7U4H8" (your server's server name), not "stone-and-stone" (its computer name).

Once that is working, you can try reconfiguring your server (not the DNS server) to change its name and then reregister it with the DNS server.

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