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When I add the DNS Role in Windows Standard 2008, it will run through the install process and then fail. It's a windows 64-bit standalone box.

Any common pitfalls?


I logged in as the Administrator and it worked. The account I was using before was part of the Administrators group... not sure why it didn't work.

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Sounds like User Access Control (UAC). Before doing any install, right-click and "Run as administrator". A user in the administrators group is different than the primary administrator and needs extra approval to run administrative tasks and installs.

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That's probably what it was... – Chuck Conway Oct 13 '09 at 4:18

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