DHCP and DNS manager won't connect to second DC

Dana Simison 21 Reputation points

I have 2 domain controllers, DC1 is a Server 2019 while DC2 is Server 2022. I can log into either server and connect to the others DHCP or DNS in the management console. However, from a domain workstation I can only connect to DC1. When bringing up the DNS management console there is a message, "The server dc2 could not be contacted. The error was Access was denied."

Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Windows: A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). A communications protocol that lets network administrators manage centrally and automate the assignment of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in an organization's network.
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  1. Dave Patrick 352K Reputation points MVP

    I didn't really see a problem here. Might need to investigate the security logs on both ends. Also may want to look into the DCOM errors.

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  1. Dave Patrick 352K Reputation points MVP

    Please run;

    Dcdiag /v /c /d /e /s:%computername% >C:\dcdiag.log (run on PDC emulator)
    repadmin /showrepl >C:\repl.txt (run on any domain controller)
    ipconfig /all > C:\dc1.txt (run on domain controller 1)
    ipconfig /all > C:\dc2.txt (run on domain controller 2 if exists)
    ipconfig /all > C:\problemworkstation.txt (run on problem pc)

    Also check the domain controller System and Replication (DFS or FRS) event logs for errors since last boot. Post the Event Source and Event IDs of any found

    then put unzipped text files up on OneDrive and share a link.

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  2. Dana Simison 21 Reputation points

    First time I've done this. Hope it works. Thanks for your response


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