You cannot install Active Directory Domain Services on a member server that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a branch office if the DNS and LDAP communication between the branch office and the forest root domain is blocked

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You try to install Active Directory Domain Services on a new member server that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a child domain.
  • The DNS communication and LDAP communication is blocked between the new member server that is in the child domain and the forest root domain.

    For example, the child domain is located in a perimeter network (also known as DMZ, demilitarized zone, and screened subnet) and the forest root domain controllers are located in a secure location.
In this scenario, you cannot install Active Directory Domain Services and receive the following error message:
An Active Directory domain controller for the domain <domain name> could not be contacted.

Ensure that the DNS domain name is typed correctly.

If the name is correct, then click Details for troubleshooting information.

CAUSE

The user interface (UI) for installing Active Directory Domain Services incorrectly tries to contact a forest root domain controller to build a forest domain structure. However, the UI for installing Active Directory Domain Services can retrieve this information from any domain controller.

To locate a domain controller in the forest root domain, the member server must communicate with the intended domain controller (DC) by using DNS communication and LDAP communication. However, such communication fails in a perimeter network and in a restricted branch office because some related ports are disabled for security. Therefore, this behavior prevents the installation of Active Directory Domain Services.

RESOLUTION

To resolve the issue, install this hotfix before you install Active Directory Domain Services. After you install this hotfix, the UI for installing Active Directory Domain Services contacts the replication target domain controller to build a forest domain structure.

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
Additionally, the computer must have the Active Directory Domain Services installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dcpromoui.dll6.0.6001.225161,163,77607-Sep-200911:53x86

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dcpromoui.dll6.0.6002.222191,163,77607-Sep-200911:53x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dcpromoui.dll6.0.6001.225161,872,38407-Sep-200912:12x64
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dcpromoui.dll6.0.6001.225161,163,77607-Sep-200911:53x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dcpromoui.dll6.0.6002.222191,872,38407-Sep-200911:46x64
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dcpromoui.dll6.0.6002.222191,163,77607-Sep-200911:53x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dcpromo.exe6.1.7600.20574183,80813-Nov-200910:36x64
Dcpromoexe-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable2,99313-Nov-200910:51Not Applicable
Dcpromoui.dll6.1.7600.205741,860,09613-Nov-200910:37x64
Dcpromocmd.dll6.1.7600.205741,280,51213-Nov-200910:37x64


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Additional file information for Windows Server 2008


Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_for_kb975142_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,85108-Sep-200910:48Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975142_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,52808-Sep-200910:48Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975142_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,71308-Sep-200910:48Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-d..aincontroller-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22516_none_d56444509899f78f.manifestNot Applicable11,17907-Sep-200913:33Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-d..aincontroller-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22219_none_d74db71695bd98b8.manifestNot Applicable11,17907-Sep-200913:13Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..aincontroller-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22516_none_3182dfd450f768c5.manifestNot Applicable11,23107-Sep-200913:52Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..aincontroller-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22219_none_336c529a4e1b09ee.manifestNot Applicable11,23107-Sep-200913:07Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975142_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable2,13908-Sep-200910:48Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975142_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,98008-Sep-200910:48Not Applicable
Package_for_kb975142_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,72308-Sep-200910:48Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-d..aincontroller-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22516_none_d56444509899f78f.manifestNot Applicable11,17907-Sep-200913:33Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-d..aincontroller-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22219_none_d74db71695bd98b8.manifestNot Applicable11,17907-Sep-200913:13Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_2df45887aabdaf424d9fe626203c09ed_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_2cd4563bc46391d8.manifestNot Applicable74413-Nov-200913:22Not Applicable
Amd64_8d1ab07893f6ac506db1869d652539ab_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_1f47aea35e0c43f2.manifestNot Applicable74513-Nov-200913:22Not Applicable
Amd64_eaa9468bff1b9aef88ce9b251fc49480_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_9593a24e3b75d152.manifestNot Applicable73213-Nov-200913:22Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..-setup-bootstrapper_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_7888ba6bce6d7b4c.manifestNot Applicable4,17013-Nov-200911:12Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..aincontroller-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_3167ce17b2411d7e.manifestNot Applicable3,04513-Nov-200911:16Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..r-commandline-setup_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_284d7ee89adf5978.manifestNot Applicable3,07713-Nov-200911:22Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable2,55613-Nov-200913:22Not Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 975142 - Last Review: December 30, 2009 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Keywords: 
kbhotfixserver kbautohotfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbqfe kbsurveynew KB975142

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