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    Cool - let us know the outcome either way!

    I've just checked the build notes for my last install, and I did indeed install the role beforehand. Done far too much else since then to recall off the top of my head

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    Please make sure your server has 4gb of ram or more... 2008 dc will hang if less is installed.

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    Before restarting of after creating domain I would setup the dns to point to itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_Burge View Post
    Please make sure your server has 4gb of ram or more... 2008 dc will hang if less is installed.
    ??????????????

    Mine has 2Gb and been up for months

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    It's a 2008 R2 Domain Controller?

    Because my 2008 R2 server was just fine with 2GB until I promoted it and then it simply would not come up until I added more memory.

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    According to Wikipedia:

    Processor1.4 GHz x86-64 or Itanium 2 processor
    Memory:
    Minimum:512 MB RAM (may limit performance and some features)Recommended:1 GB RAM
    Maximum: 8 GB RAM (Foundation), 32 GB RAM (Standard), or 2 TB RAM (Enterprise, Datacenter and Itanium-Based Systems)
    The same is echoed by Microsoft here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...0).aspx?ppud=4
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 10th September 2011 at 09:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_Burge View Post
    It's a 2008 R2 Domain Controller?

    Because my 2008 R2 server was just fine with 2GB until I promoted it and then it simply would not come up until I added more memory.
    Well I would look into why you had that issue in first place I ve done 3 dc's to 2gb and went as nicely as can be though I only have those servers as pure DC, DNS and 1 DHCP no files etc..

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    Wikipedia quotes aside, that did happen so other than shrugging I have nothing else to offer about my own experience.

    Also from experience is that DNS can be completely shot and the install should still complete, it should just complete with errors. Of course I could be wrong, I am frequently, I was merely trying to offer an alternative suggestion than a DNS related problem. For all I know the installation media could have been corrupt and copied garbage installer files over during the base OS install.

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    Bah, still hangs on the green scroll bar! If I get past that it says that certain parts failed to install.

    Im going to re-download in install media and try again, its only the DC promo part that fails, if I just install DHCP and DNS its solid.

    I have 5Gb Ram installed BTW.

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    On a hunch I left it at the green scrolling bar for a good 40 minutes, it went past it and carried on processing updates.
    Could it be im being too hasty?

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    Sounds like a DNS issue, should take more than 3/4 mins max

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    All thats set in DNS are the two forwarders to VM DNS and thats it, am I being a div and forgetting to do something?

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    Should there be anything else in the dns? i.e. other servers/ pc's?

    I m abit confused by how post is going, when you're dcpromo'ing are you making this a new forest or part of a current domain?

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    Its all new, its a home test domain, there are no other domains.

    Its pointing to Virgin Media DNSs for internet and my superhub as a gateway only.

    There are no other servers or PCs that need IPs yet, they are all being served by static IPs.

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    Did you install DNS separably or within the process of creating the forest?

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