Unable to Ping Domain Name on Domain Controller – Server 2008 R2

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I recently picked up a dedicated server from Dacentec and reinstalled it with one of their Server 2008 R2 templates. I made it a domain controller and away I go. However, the way the template was configured seemed to be doing something weird with the DNS where I could not ping the domain.local.

After looking up the error and doing dcdiag /fix and several reinstall’s and reboot’s and the issue seems to be down to a setting on certain network card’s where it doesn’t tick register the computer within the DNS. While a simple fix, quite a few people seemed to have had this issue with certain installs of Server 2008 R2.

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Hopefully this fix’s the issue for someone else without hours of reinstalling and head scratching.

Let me know your thought’s in the comments!