First off I am a developer, and I a moving into the realm of distributed computing.
I need to create a development environment which consists of:
- Many HPC Server 2008 nodes
- Domain Controller.
... all as virtual machines.
I followed this guide to creating a domain controller: d3planet.com/rtfb/2009/11/09/build-a-windows-server-2008-r2-domain-controller/
When I try to connect to the Domain like so via the Computer Name/Domain Change window (twitpic.com/qru6d/full) , I recieve the error: Error Message Window
The Error Reads:
" Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\Windows\debug\dcdiag.txt. The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller for domain 17B.CO.UK: The error was: "DNS name does not exist." (error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR) The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.17B.CO.UK Common causes of this error include the following: - The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain are not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when a AD DC is added to a domain. They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses: 192.168.1.1 - One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone: 17B.CO.UK CO.UK UK . (the root zone) For information about correcting this problem, click Help. "
The part which is interesting is:
This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses: 192.168.1.1
That is the IP of the router, not the virtual machine with the domain controller & DNS.
This seems to be a common issue to newb domain admins such as myself.
(Remember, this is a network of virtual machines which are all able to see/ping each other)
Any help would be greatly appreciated and I can support more info as required, thanks.
P.S. Excuse the insertion of direct links & lack of images, side effect of my account having no rep as yet. I will tidy up quesiton when I get the rep to do so.
Virtual Machine (VM) as a Domain Controller to create a domain which other virtual machines to join.
VMware Workstation with each VM using a Birdged Connection (connecting directly to network). Each machine can ping the other machines.
I have blogged about the exact steps taken to solve this problem here: blog.holsee.com/2009/11/windows-hpc-server-2008-development-environment/