New Journey (Part 3)

Today I finally finished all of the configurations on my DNS and AD server, I was trying to add my other servers (SQL, CRM and SharePoint) to my new domain, unfortunately, I found a small issue:

An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain “andre.local” could not be contacted.

Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly.

If the name is correct, click Details for troubleshooting information.

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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 “andre.local”:

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.andre.local

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)

This issue is quite new for me, after taking some time in troubleshooting, I decided to fix it up by set the server DNS manually:

Open Network and Sharing Center, then click Changes Adapter Settings and open the properties of Local Area Connection, and then open properties of Internet Protocol Version 4. Click on Advanced button in the bottom and select DNS tab.

Add the IP address of my DNS server and press OK.

Now go back to update the domain of the server, it will prompt username and password that has been registered in AD server. Fill it, and voila, “Welcome to andre.local domain.” It will ask to restart the computer, restart and congratulations now it connected to AD!