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    I have setup server B according to this document: http://www.petri.com/how_to_install_...ndows_2003.htm, after restarting the server i get the following error message in the event viewer: The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling
    replication from SERVER A to SERVER B for
    c:\winnt\sysvol\domain using the DNS name SERVER A.DOMAIN.LOCAL. FRS will keep retrying.
    Following are some of the reasons you would see this
    warning.

    Server B DNS settings are pointing to SERVER A which is the DNS.

    Please advice on how to solve this problem

  • #2
    Re: Problems adding member server as DC

    DNS should be installed on Server B and make sure it's pointing to iteslf for primary DNS resolution and then server A for secondary.

    Michael
    Michael Armstrong
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    • #3
      Re: Problems adding member server as DC

      So DNS should be installed on both servers ? Will DNS settings from SERVER A be replicated to SERVER B or do i have to setup the DNS on SERVER B according to SERVER A manually ?

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      • #4
        Re: Problems adding member server as DC

        If you installing a DC then you need DNS (AD Intergrated) DNS information will be replicated to all DC's via AD replication schedule. Check out the following on how to configure your DC's.

        ServerA
        Primary DNS - 127.0.0.1 (Localhost)
        Secondary DNS - ServerB

        ServerB
        Primary DNS - 127.0.0.1 (Localhost)\
        Secondary DNS - Server A

        Hope this helps

        Michael
        Michael Armstrong
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        MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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        • #5
          Re: Problems adding member server as DC

          Originally posted by m80arm View Post
          DNS should be installed on Server B and make sure it's pointing to iteslf for primary DNS resolution and then server A for secondary.
          Michael, though this is a best practice, it is not required
          Guy Teverovsky
          "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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          • #6
            Re: Problems adding member server as DC

            Originally posted by guyt View Post
            Michael, though this is a best practice, it is not required
            Is it possible to replicate the DHCP server from Server A to Server B, want to do this in case i get a failure on Server A.

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            • #7
              Re: Problems adding member server as DC

              Originally posted by Norway View Post
              Is it possible to replicate the DHCP server from Server A to Server B, want to do this in case i get a failure on Server A.
              No - If you google "DHCP 80 / 20" rule then that should help. The idea being that you install DHCP on both DC's and then allocate 80% of the leases to one DHCP server and 20% to the other and exclude the range from each other (So they dont give out the same IP addresses). If one goes down then you have the other as backup if the lease duration on clients expire. Depending on how many clients you have you can perhaps use 50 / 50.

              Hope this helps

              Michael
              Michael Armstrong
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