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  • Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

    I have been following the Documentation on this site trying to add and additional Windows 2k3 dc to an existing domain which has one of there Windows 2k3 DC.

    The primary server being the existing Windows 2k3 dc is located on a network whilst the new DC is located on a wan. I have setup the dns ect and this all seems to be fine, I can see the servers from either side and ping them by name.

    The Error which I am receving is as follows...

    Active Directory could not create the NTDS Settings object for this domain controller CN=NTDS Settings,CN=LAKEBACKUP1,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=lakesidehotel,DC =co,DC=uk on the remote domain controller lakesideserver.lakesidehotel.co.uk. Ensure the provided network credentials have sufficient permissions.

    "Could not find the domain controller for this domain."

    I have made sure that the administrator account on the exisitng DC has domain Admin right and it has full rights but still I recieve the above error.

    The error states " Could not find the domain controller for this Domain" although I can ping it from the remote Win 2k3 server?

    Does anyone have any ideas or advice?

    Thank you in advance!

  • #2
    Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

    Where is your DNS pointing??

    Did you make this server a member server prior to installing AD??

    When i'm installing a new DC i always try and set the DNS to point to the primary DNS server, for us this is offsite.

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    • #3
      Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

      DNS is pointing to the existing Win2k3 Server which has dns installed.

      No I did not make it a member server.

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      • #4
        Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

        Try making it a member server first then upgarding to DC.

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        • #5
          Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

          I have just tried this but get the same error message as before ??

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          • #6
            Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

            Having looked also at the even logs I have the follwoing errors also...


            Domain controller:
            lakesideserver.lakesidehotel.co.uk

            Additional Data
            Error value:
            1908 Could not find the domain controller for this domain.

            FInternal error: An Active Directory error has occurred.

            Additional Data
            Error value (decimal):
            183
            Error value (hex):
            b7
            Internal ID:
            3001183

            or more information, see Help and Support Center at

            I'm at a bit of a loss??

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            • #7
              Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

              Originally posted by SIMONG
              I have just tried this but get the same error message as before ??

              You get that error when joining the machine to the domain as a member server??

              Are you sure DNS is working??

              Do you have the correct ports open on your firewall??

              How are your sites connected??

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              • #8
                Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

                No I get the error when running dcpromo /adv

                The 2 sites are conected via a vpn

                I have relooked at the dns and all looks to be fine to me.

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                • #9
                  Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

                  Have you tried adding the server as a normal member server and not as a dc first?? Same process as adding a client to the domain.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

                    I have added the machine to the domain but it is when I try to do dcpromo /adv that I get the error?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Add Additional Windows 2k3 DC to Existing Win 2k3 Domain

                      Try disabling the windows firewall that comes with 2003.

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