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windows 2000 server DCPromo failing

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Anonymous
June 26, 2004 5:24:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

I have just reinstalled a Windows 2000 Server software on a client's machine - Dell Poweredge 2650 - and every single time I try to run the DCPromo wizrd, and create the first server in a new forest etc... I keep receiving the following error message:
THE NETWORK LOCATION CANNOT BE REACHED. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING SEE WINDOWS HELP.
And that's it.
I don't understand this message, as I am installing AD as a first DC in a new forest and a new domain etc...
I've done it many times in the past, especially when reloading the OS, and never have encountered this error...
Can someone please help and let me know what I can do to move past this block?

Thanks in advance
Anonymous
June 27, 2004 6:12:52 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

"Lost in AD" <Lost in AD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BED665F7-0A94-4406-929B-26081AA2FF10@microsoft.com...
> I have just reinstalled a Windows 2000 Server software on a client's
machine - Dell Poweredge 2650 - and every single time I try to run the
DCPromo wizrd, and create the first server in a new forest etc... I keep
receiving the following error message:
> THE NETWORK LOCATION CANNOT BE REACHED. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT NETWORK
TROUBLESHOOTING SEE WINDOWS HELP.
> And that's it.
> I don't understand this message, as I am installing AD as a first DC in a
new forest and a new domain etc...
> I've done it many times in the past, especially when reloading the OS, and
never have encountered this error...
> Can someone please help and let me know what I can do to move past this
block?
>
> Thanks in advance
>

Do you have a NIC installed? Is it correctly configured and responding? Is
it connected to network media? One work-around is to install the Loopback
adapter.
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