My dns name does not exist. When trying to add pc's to domain


I have a server which is running dns,terminal,ad,etc and I am trying to get desktop computer to join the domain.

My server names is (dont ask me why its so long) The domain is

My server ip is and when trying to get a pc on the domain I get the following message:

: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain

The error was: "DNS name does not exist." (error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for

Common causes of this error include the following:

  • The DNS SRV record is not registered in DNS.

  • One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone: com . (the root zone)

For information about correcting this problem, click Help.

what should I do?

asked on Server Fault Feb 19, 2013 by user160605 • edited Feb 19, 2013 by mgorven

1 Answer


If I had to take a guess based on the information provided, I'd guess that the PC isn't using the domain controller for DNS. If you only have one DC, make sure the the only thing in your client computers' DNS server list is

And it should go without saying that if you do only have one domain controller, you should work on getting a second ASAP, make it run DNS as well, and add it as a secondary DNS server to your clients.

answered on Server Fault Feb 19, 2013 by MDMarra • edited Feb 20, 2013 by MDMarra

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