Problems setting up AD Tags: Management Business Computing Last response: January 9, 2013 2:18 PM in Business Computing Share lightsol January 8, 2013 11:49:30 PM I am trying to set up the AD DS in my test environment (VM of WS2012 Standart). I set up the AD DS as a forest, but now when i start up the AD Admin center, it tells me that it cannot find an available server . I have checked if i am running the service (i am), checked if it is listening to the one 9xxx port (it is), and if its not blocked in the firewall (its not). I am confused now at what i have done wrong. Do you have any suggestions? More about : problems setting ss202sl January 9, 2013 12:39:49 AM Do you have DNS working, and can you ping the DC by name. Is your machine added to the domain? lightsol January 9, 2013 6:57:51 AM How would i go about doing that locally? I only have the 1 server, and i am just trying to learn all of this stuff. What i have done is just the basics: 1) install AD DS 2) promote the local server to DC 3) Set up a new forest as test.local Related resources Trouble setting up ad hoc wireless network at home - Forum Which route to take, setting up DNS for AD - Forum Setting up AD - Forum Ad _Aware SE which setting - Forum Proper way to set up DNS for AD and Internet access for In.. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer riser January 9, 2013 11:39:15 AM Your server needs a static IP. Your DNS IPs should point back to your server, not to your router or public DNS addresses. If your server IP is 192.168.1.100, your DNS server should be 18.104.22.168 or the loopback, 127.0.0.1. Gateway should point to your router. Within DNS you want to configure your Forwarders to point to your public DNS IP addresses. lightsol January 9, 2013 2:18:43 PM riser said:Your server needs a static IP. Your DNS IPs should point back to your server, not to your router or public DNS addresses. If your server IP is 192.168.1.100, your DNS server should be 22.214.171.124 or the loopback, 127.0.0.1. Gateway should point to your router. Within DNS you want to configure your Forwarders to point to your public DNS IP addresses. Alright, i suspect that the problem was to do with some reinstalation of something, because i re installed the server (the whole thing) and now it all works, annoying stuff. Thanks for the help all tho! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumProblems setting up SSD/HDD system ForumGA-970 A-D 3 "Loading Operating System" problem ForumProblem setting up an XP desktop as wireless access point ForumA query about setting up a SSD ForumNeed help removing an ad pop- up ForumSetting up AD Users and Computers on desktop ForumSetting up Home Network with NAS ForumComputer not showing up in AD ??? ForumASUS P5 AD 2 Premium - Won't power Up ForumSetting up network ForumHelp Setting up SSD? ForumBenefits of cloud computing ForumCopyright issue -photocopying problems ForumVMware Workstation 7 - Setting different date in guest os? ForumSetting up a server More resources Read discussions in other Business Computing categories Cloud Computing Virtualization Security Management !