I am attempting to setup a standalone Windows 2008(R2) server with Active Directory Domain Services. This install is purely for development purposes.
I have installed the OS just fine, and I been through and added ADDS role which in turn add the DNS role. Everything installs just fine and I can run dcpromo which appears to complete successfully, however after the required reboot I can login using the new domain admin credentials but the event log reports various issues with the ADDS service and I am unable to open any of the related management interfaces.
Log Name: Directory Service Source: Microsoft-Windows-ActiveDirectory_DomainService Computer: computer.domain.local The local domain controller could not connect with the following domain controller hosting the following directory partition to resolve distinguished names. Domain controller: Directory partition: domain.local
As this install was for development purposes, I was advised to use .local, although I have now run through the setup with various different configurations but I always hit the same issue.
Looking at other posts, I have tried:
dcdiag /e /fix
This returns the following message:
Ldap search capability attribute search failed on server conputername, return value = 81
Not sure if this is a clue to anything?
I am fairly sure this is DNS related as it seems the server cannot be found, I can confirm that my NIC is looking at 127.0.0.1 as it's primary DNS server.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Digging deeper, i've found this event error?
The DNS server was unable to create the built-in directory partition