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Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, DCPromo completed but now cant get past loading screen in Technical; As per title, brand new install, DHCP, DNS installed ran DCPromo and it now just sits with the green bar ...
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    DCPromo completed but now cant get past loading screen

    As per title, brand new install, DHCP, DNS installed ran DCPromo and it now just sits with the green bar going across and gets no further.

    Any ideas?

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    *Have you had any faults recently? i.e. lost domain controller?
    *PDC giving any errors in event log
    *Checked ad replication recently?

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    Its a brand new server and a brand new install, I'm creating a new domain.

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    when you say new install, completely new domain?

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    Yep, fresh out the box, from scratch.

    Its my first time with 2008 R2, but I have dcpromo'ed my fair share of servers lol!
    I would love to say its a DNS issue, its presenting like one, but a fresh DNS install with nothing setup but a static IP shouldt be an issue...right?

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    Did you install DNS prior to DCPromo? I've never tried it that way myself. Honestly, I'd flatten the server and start again and let it do its own thing with DNS.

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    Yes I did, I was just clicking stuff like a kid in a sweet shop to be honest

    Think your right, flatten and start again

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    Right, wiped, started again and dcpromo half finished. Its installed the DNS but all AD tools fail for several different reasons (PDC emulator not found)

    The configuration information describing the enterprise is not available, the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"
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    Just to clarify, this is a blank installation of Server 2008 R2, and you're definitely creating a new domain? You're using the built in DCPromo utility aren't you?

    Did you set an IP address? Is it on an active network? Are you using IPv4 or 6?

    Can't see it being the issue, but did you update it to SP1 first / are you using SP1 media?

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    Not meaning to patronise you, but it might be worth scanning over this:

    How to Install Active Directory on Windows Server 2008

    I can't help shake the feeling it's going to be something really daft!

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    SP1 media, blank install, new domain, built in utility.
    Set a static IPv4 address, on my home network, with VM DNS servers specified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermand View Post
    Not meaning to patronise you, but it might be worth scanning over this:

    How to Install Active Directory on Windows Server 2008

    I can't help shake the feeling it's going to be something really daft!
    Thats exactly why im asking here, going to be something REALLY obvious!

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    In Windows Server 2008, unlike previous server operating Systems, there is an additional step that needs to be taken before running DCPROMO
    And there it is -

    This step is the installation of Active Directory Domain Services (AD-DS) role on the server

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    with VM DNS servers specified.
    Actually, this could be your problem mate. DC's should point to themselves! My guess is it's trying to reference the FQDN which obviously isn't resolving properly.

    TBH, I think DCPromo adds that role for you if you don't.
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    these are set for the network connection, before DNS was installed. Ill give that a go if the other bit fails.

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