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quick DNS help needed

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  1. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    i had a box lying around and installed server 2003 on it...
    i set it up as a domain controller
    i named the domain fds.network.domain
    but i cant connect my xp laptop to it...its complaining about DNS
    do i have to have DNS running on the server...
    i thought it would get DNS from the ISP
    i installed DNS (i think) but i still cant log on to the domain...

    i change from workgroup to domain and then i get a server could not be contacted

    and this is the details...

    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 following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain FDS.network.domain:

    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.FDS.network.domain

    please advise me
    thanks
     
  2. Daredeval756

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    yup, fire up the dns app in the server manager, or point the dns to your router, thats what i do to cut down on resource usage on my servers
     
  3. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    where do you configure that devil?
    is it simple...
    just a bit more info....please...evil one!!!
     
  4. Speakersrock

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    I have had this problem before when I first setup my domain.
    You did'nt say, Is that the only computer you are connecting? or is that just the odd one computer that won't connect?


    For me I fixed this by setting up DNS myself. (I previously used the wizard but apparently in wk2 and wk3 it is a bit dodgey and can muck things up)
     
  5. Speakersrock

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    Ima not on it to look, but I think he means within Contol Panel > Administrive tools > DNS?
     
  6. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    yes i guessed that...but there are a lot of options and settings when it comes to DNS...
    there are zones and i cant find where i would point DNS to my router...and which router?
    i have the wireless modem...and a netgear wireless router...i guess the modem hey?
     
  7. Speakersrock

    Speakersrock

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    ohh lol!...my bad!
    I am not 100% sure, but I would say router best bet!!?

    To setup the DNS to point to the router, In the DNS MMC thing, configure the forwarders to point to the router ip, rather then the local server or whatever.

    If you don't know how to configure the DNS forwarders and stuff, shout back and I'll explain.
     
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