Adding a second DC

Tommy M.

New Member
Apr 22, 2012
I have Windows Server 2008 Enterprise as my primary DC, and I would like to add a second DC that is running Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard. When I run the AD setup on the 2003 box it gives me this error:
The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain comphelpus.local:

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.comphelpus.local

Common causes of this error include the following:

- The DNS SRV records required to locate a domain controller for the domain are not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when a domain controller is added to a domain. They are updated by the domain controller at set intervals. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with following IP addresses:

- One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone:

. (the root zone)

For information about correcting this problem, click Help.
I do not have the DNS role installed on my primary DC. My DNS is handled by my Untangle router/firewall. Does that need to be there for this to work?



TSF Regular
Feb 9, 2011
You can't do this, Microsoft's DNS needs ldap and other zones and also child delegation in order to work. So you can't add your server to untangle. Actually you could but don't do it.
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