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Installing RIS on Server 2003

December 20, 2010 at 16:56:43
Specs: server 2003, 2.ghz / 1gb
Hi, im new to this, just need a little help.

I have 2 servers running W2k3

1st is my PDC and has, DHCP, AD & DNS
2nd is a Member Server connected to my DC, no problem.

Im trying to use the Member server as a RIS.

I installed the RIS software from add/remove windows components, but when I double click Remote Installation Services Setup Wizard and click next, I get

"Domain Unavailable. RIS Setup cannot obtain informaiton from a domain controller. Either the domain controller is not available, the current user doen not have permission to acces the Domain, this computer is not a member server in the domain, or this computer is joined to a workgroup instead of a domain" and wont let me install.

Im logged in as the Admin on the Member Server, but when I right click on the Remote Installation Services Setup Wizard, select run as (then the "following user" radio button) and use the Domain Controllers Credentials = hive.local\administrator, then my password, it lets me install... why is this ?

Is it because Im logged on as local admin on my member server and dont have domain admin privlages to install the software, if so, how can I configure my DC to allow the admin to install with Remote Installation Services Setup Wizard or is this normal and should I just use run as ?


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December 21, 2010 at 12:58:06
what is this member server pointed at for dns?
post the results of a nslookup yourDCname from this member server for review

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December 22, 2010 at 13:35:44
The member server is pointing to the PDC on a static I.P =

Im not familiar with Nslookup,

But when I type Nslookup in command promt of the member server I get ...

DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
*** can't find server name for Timed out
Default Server: Unknown

If I type Nslookup hive.local (MY DC) on theh member server

I get...

Server: hive.local
*** hive.local can't find nslookup: Non-existent domain

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December 22, 2010 at 14:20:08
Clearly your dns setup isn't correct. This may be due to relating AD to NT in your thinking. There are no pdc/bdcs in AD

hive.local is your domain name.
try the DC servers name when at the DC

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December 22, 2010 at 16:13:06
sorry my bad, told you I was new to this.

I assumed that as its the only DC it was called a primary domain controller.
I didn't realise that it was pre-2000, Sorry.

Its just W2k3 server as a DC that has... Active Directory, DNS and DHCP.
I then installed w2k3 server on another system and Joined it the domain hive.local.

And sorry I miss read, when you asked about my DC name, my daughter was jumping all over me. I'll post the results in the morning.
Thankyou for your time and patience :-)
Oh, I can set up users on the DC and access the Domain on other Pc's with no problem, if that helps.

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