Clients could not join to domain controller


When I`m trying join a client to the domain controller the client raises the following error:

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "amf.local":

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

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.amf.local

Common causes of this error include the following:

  • The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain are not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when a AD DC is added to a domain. They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals. This computer is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP addresses:

  • One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone:

amf.local local . (the root zone)

I have faced with this error for several days after Windows server 2012 R2 update. I am not sure there was due to the update, So I've googled a lot and I think my dns server is not working properly because I can not see my domain with nslookup amf.local and unfortunately I can not find where is the issue and how to fix it! I have tested following solutions before:

  • Reinstall DNS server
  • Set manual DNS server ip address on client side (my server:
  • Ipconfig/release,flushdns,renew,registerdns on both client and server
  • Adding client ip ( to dns server manually
  • Checking to have same client and server date and time settings
  • Reset Netlogon service on both client and server side

But the problem is still unresolved. I honestly ask for help from those with the same experience.

asked on Server Fault Jul 22, 2019 by Newbi • edited Jul 22, 2019 by Newbi

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