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 Setting up AD - Forum problems setting up a/v receiver to in-ceiling speakers - Forum Problems setting up home network - Forum Setting up home wifi network with range extender - problems - Forum Having problems with setting up 2 monitors. - 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 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 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 Trouble setting up ad hoc wireless network at home Forum Setting up AD Users and Computers on desktop Forum Which route to take, setting up DNS for AD Forum Setting up an Ad-Hoc system, advice needed. Forum SolvedProblems setting up Linksys Router as bridge using a Power Line Utility Forum SolvedSetting up a switch vs adding access point? Forum Problems setting up Internet connection with Modem and wireless router Forum SolvedSetting up Gmail Alias Problem Forum setting up vista on laptop gpt problems Forum Problems with setting up a VPN connection with a Huawei 532g router Forum SolvedAudio problem setting up new smart TV. Forum Is there any way to set up an Ad Hoc like this? Forum Set up a computer-to-mobile wifi(ad hoc) network Forum SolvedWould I be Limiting my power with adding a gtx 770 lightning to my set-up? Forum SolvedHaving a problem setting up my test run on my new parts Forum More resources Read discussions in other Business Computing categories Cloud Computing Virtualization Security Management !