Promote Second Server

Paul, I am attempting to simulate the labs on my Dell R710–I’m on Lab Mod#2 (promoting 2nd server). I’m trying to promote this second server but I don’t think I set up the virtualbox correctly. I spent all

weekend troubleshooting this problem. All IP addresses setup on DC01 and DC02 are correct, but when I tried promoting the 2nd server it failed miserably. I am not getting the domain from the forest (itl.com) pop up window letting you know the domain has been found. After I provided the Administrator credential it failed with the message like you mentioned on your training videos. I think it’s the way I set up my virtualBox as a Bridged Adaptor. I have tried NAT Network and it failed to connect. I’m not sure what else I can do at this point. Please take a look at my setup. I supplied you some images, and please look at the second image (multiple IP addresses) in the attachment. I’m not sure what’s that all about. Thanks!

VirtualBox: using Bridged Adaptor
DC01
192.168.0.10
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.1
DNS:
192.168.0.10
Domain name: ITL.com

VirtualBox: using Bridged Adaptor
DC02 (2nd server)
192.1680.11
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.1

DNS:
192.168.0.10
192.168.0.11

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Change from a bridged network adapter to a NAT Network unless you need your other computers on the same network to access the VMs.

Make sure they are on the same NAT Network. Also try running “nslookup ITL.com” from command prompt and see what you get back. Please post the results here.

Finally, if you purchased a physicall Dell PowerEdge server, you may want to consider running your environment on Hyper-V instead of VirtualBox. But I would make the switch after you get this working.

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Success! I had to blow out all my settings in VirtualBox. I also deleted all Host-Only Network and other Nat network I setup prior. I now have DC01 and DC02 IP address as listed. I changed to x.x.1.10 because I just found out that my home network is using this subnet. Go figure!!

DC01
192.168.1.10
255.255.255.0
192.168.1.1 GW

DC02- Promoted
192.168.1.11
255.255.255.0
192.168.1.1
DNS:
192.168.1.10
192.168.1.11
…but what are those extra IP addresses in circle is all about?
NAT Network Only

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This means you have multiple IP address in your DNS for ITL.com. Please check in your DNS console for duplicate records on both DC01 and DC02. If you find the entries that points to 192.168.2.10 or 192.168.0.10, you can remove them or point them to the correct IP.

You should notice that in the second server you left out the [ . ] seperation between the numbers,

Yep I saw that but I knew what he meant. All good :+1:t2:

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