I use Windows Server 2008 to install Active Directory follow this guide After a restart, I can only login to local account,not domain account due to the error No logon server are available!

I check the services and find out that ADDS service is stopped, so I start it but it immediately stops and report:

This sevice on local computer started and then stopped. some serivces stop automatically if then are not in use by other serives or programs

So how to fix this? And a 2nd question: after run dcpromo, what is the default domain administrator account?

Any ideas are appreciated :)

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    1. Did you install DNS when you ran DCPROMO? 2. The password for the domain Administrator account will be the same as the password for the local Administrator account was before your ran DCPROMO. – joeqwerty Nov 29 '14 at 15:55
  • Yes, I installed it, according to the guide I mentioned above. Are there anything wrong :( – Tiana987642 Nov 29 '14 at 15:59
  • What do you have set for DNS server(s) in the TCP/IPv4 properties of the network card on the domain controller? – joeqwerty Nov 29 '14 at 16:02
  • Seems the setup did it automatically, I see it change to – Tiana987642 Nov 29 '14 at 16:08
  • It's weird, nslookup testServer.com return DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds. Server: UnKnown Address: ::1 . Meanwhile, nslookup testServer.com return – Tiana987642 Nov 29 '14 at 16:12

Does the server have more than one network adapter? If it does, disable all but one. On that one active adapter make sure it has a static IPv4 address assigned with the DNS set to In the IPv6 settings of the network adapter remove ::1 from the list of DNS servers. Finally from a elevated command prompt run "ipconfig /registerdns".

  • The OP already mentioned they reinstalled Windows. But they also mentioned that the DNS settings were already set to – TheCleaner Dec 1 '14 at 20:31

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