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  • Setuped First DC, nslookup displays "DNS request timed out"

    I have setuped a first DC as Windows Server 2003.
    Server IP: 10.0.0.1
    Clients IP: 10.0.5-20

    All clients are Windows XP Prof, Clients dns & gateway pointing to 10.0.0.1.

    I have followed the exact steps from http://www.petri.com/how_to_install_...ndows_2003.htm.
    Everything went without any problems. I have made all the clients the member of domain aswell. For testing the DNS ive tried nslookup from the server/client im getting following messages:

    DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
    *** Can't find server name for address 10.0.0.1: Timed out
    Default Server: UnKnown
    Address: 10.0.0.1

    Is the following message normal?
    The dns console has 4 SRV records.

  • #2
    Re: Setuped First DC, nslookup displays "DNS request timed out"

    This got me the first time as well

    Make sure you have a reverse DNS zone set-up for the 10.0.0.0 network.

    The problem is that DNS cannot map a hostname to the ip address 10.1.1.1. That's why it comes up with server unknown.

    Once you configure a reverse DNS you should find it working and giving you the nslookup prompt

    Michael
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    • #3
      Re: Setuped First DC, nslookup displays "DNS request timed out"

      Do you have a PTR record in your reverse lookup zone??

      More info and help here

      http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=200525

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      • #4
        Re: Setuped First DC, nslookup displays "DNS request timed out"

        Problem sorted once reverse dns is created.
        Thank-you everybdy.

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