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I have a domain Controller established on the server that uses static IPs. When I attempt to add a System to this domain, it is not successful.

Following is the error details:

An 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 "".

The error was: "No records found for given DNS query."
(error code 0x0000251D DNS_INFO_NO_RECORDS)

The query was for the SRV record for

How to fix this?

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Did you try using Windows 2008's in-built DCDiag.exe, to ensure all your DC ducks are in line? – techie007 Jul 24 '11 at 18:57

Your Domain DNS zone may not have the proper SRV records registered for the DC. To re-register the record it's looking for, do one of the following from your DC:

  • Run net stop netlogon, then net start netlogon (Restart netlogon service)
  • Run nltest /dsregdns

Wait a minute after running these, then try adding the PC again. Although, if your DC SRV records weren't correctly register, you could be having many other problems aside from not being able to add PCs to the domain. Are there any other DCs for this domain?

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You need to ensure that this client's DNS settings are correct. AD uses DNS extensively for resource location. Your client tried to issue a DNS query to locate its AD server and it was not able to. The client either needs to be pointed directly at one of your AD DNS servers or (less likely), to another DNS server that has the ability to forward/recurse to your AD DNS servers.

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i have configured client side with the DNS ip =domain controller's ip. Still it doesn't work. – Badri Jul 22 '11 at 12:36
Well something is interfering with the DNS query. Is the DNS service installed and running on the DC? Is there any firewall in play that could block traffic (either network-level or host-level)? Is the subnet mask and gateway correct on this client? You need to double and triple-check this client's settings compared to a DHCP client. Something is different - you just need to find that. – EEAA Jul 22 '11 at 12:39
DNS is installed and running on DC.Firewall is off.Subnet mask and gateway are ok. The problem exists. – Badri Jul 22 '11 at 13:29
Are you sure you're using the correct domain name? – EEAA Jul 22 '11 at 13:58
Probably should use nslookup to eliminate the dns issue. This could just be an error message masking the real issue. – surfasb Jul 22 '11 at 16:11

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