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70-290 Network Question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by Rob1234, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    I have started studying for the 70-290 and followed the book and created a server called Server01 and a domain called contoso.com i set up another server but when I try and add it to the contoso.com domain it says:
    "A domain controller for the domain contoso.com could not be contacted"

    I am able to ping Server01 but how come I can not join server02 to the contoso.com domain?

    Sorry if the answer is obvious :oops:
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    If may be a issue with DNS, have you tried to add the second server to just contoso (instead of contoso.com)?

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  3. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    That worked cheers :biggrin

    So now I have another question for you, why did dropping the .com make it work? As when I look now it says it is part of the contoso.com domain and at work when I add PCs to the domain I add them by adding *companyname*.local and i have to use the .local.
     
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  4. DC Pr0Mo

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    Think you might need to set DNS on Server02 to the Ip Address of Server01, I'm assuming DNS is currently set to your router via DHCP ?
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    By using the netBIOS name it only checks the local area network.

    Incorrect DNS configurations might be the source of the problem. You can check a system's DNS configuration by entering the following lines at the command prompt: See here (would have typed out my own explanation, but didn't want to type alot :lol: ).

    It works at work because they don't have a problem with DNS there, you may have to use the .local as the DNS domain name maybe different to the NetBIOS name (they don't have to be the same) due to whatever reason (eg length of name, etc) :)

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