Recently I faced a Network issue while working on Windows server 2012 operating system.The error message was followed.
“The following error occurred attempting to join the domain.
An Attempt to Resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed. Please verify the client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names in the target domain“
I get this message when I was adding a PC to a newly created Windows server 2012 domain controller. I cross checked the DNS Server for Windows and found the reason for this problem.
How it comes
It comes when there is no Reverse lookup zone in the DNS server for windows. I checked my DNS server reverse lookup zone and found to be it was not configured.
When we are trying to add a client in the domain, we always specify the domain name, domain controller resolves name in to IP and vice versa. But here we have no reverse lookup zone and hence IP cannot be resolved to Name.
What is forward lookup zone and reverse lookup zone?
Forward Lookup Zone : Name to IP resolving
Reverse Lookup Zone : IP to Name resolving
(Our upcoming articles explain these concepts along with How to configure Reverse Look up Zone in Windows Server 2012? in deep, keep visiting SmartPCTricks)
In order to work a Domain Server properly we should configure reverse lookup zone, forward lookup zone automatically created at the time of DNS server installation.
Solve an Attempt to Resolve the DNS name of a domain controller issue is Windows Server 2012
Open Start menu and go to DNS Manager
Configure Reverse lookup zone under the reverse lookup zones area, then Refresh.
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(I will explain How to set up DNS server later.)
Now you are able to add any PC to domain..! Try…
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