I setup a dns server/domain controller on a windows server 2003 box on my local network, giving it a fixed ip address of 192.168.2.9. I called the domain "toth.domain".
I then changed the preferred dns server on my Windows 7 box to 192.168.2.9 and tried to join the domain, however it can't find it. I can ping 192.168.2.9 just fine but can't ping either the dc's computer name "justin-dc" or its fully qualified domain name "justin-dc.toth.domain".
The error it gives when I try to join the domain is:
The following 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 "toth.domain": 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.toth.domain 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: 192.168.2.1 - One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone: toth.domain domain . (the root zone)
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm a developer, not a sys admin, so please give details of how to do whatever you ask me to do, thanks! :)