Windows domain addition failed RRS feed

  • Question

  • When Windows is adding a domain, the following error occurs:
    Domain addition failed! Cause: Computer 'XX' successfully joined the new domain '', but renaming it to 'test01' failed with the following error message: Directory Service Busy. .

    Monday, September 5, 2022 4:44 PM

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  • Resolution
    When you type the domain name, make sure that you type the Domain Name System name and not the Network Basic Input Output System  name. For example, if the DNS name of the target domain is, make sure that you enter instead of the NetBIOS domain name of contoso.

    Additionally, verify that the computer can reach a DNS server that hosts the DNS zone of the target domain or can resolve DNS names in that domain. Make sure that the correct DNS server is configured on this client as the preferred DNS, and that the client has connectivity to that server. 


    Rachel Gomez

    Saturday, September 24, 2022 4:51 AM
  • i have the same problem did u success to solve it?
    Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:23 AM
  • I found that solution, but it didn't work for me you can try it: (

    Follow these procedures to fix this problem:

    Make sure that your environment complies with all the stages and requirements listed in Knowledge Base article 2002413's "Resolution" section.

    Check ADSIEdit.msc to confirm the user's actual permissions for the domain partition if domain controller promotion still fails despite ensuring that the user also has the SeEnableDelegationPrivilege permission:

    After selecting Run from the Start menu, type adsiedit.msc.

    Right-click DC=domain,DC=com after expanding Default naming context, and then select Properties.

    Click the Advanced button under the Security tab.

    Enter the user or group name of the user who is executing the operation that is failing in DCPromo on the Effective Access tab.

    Verify whether domain control access allows you to add or remove replicas.
    Monday, October 3, 2022 2:23 AM
  • Hello Leon,

    I hope this problem is solved.

    Step 1

    Before you adding to your domain make sure your ipconfig setting and DNS server ip address is picked or not.

    Step 2 

    Try to ping x.x.x your DNS server ip address and ping with your DNS name both should be successfully responds.

    Step 3 

    Check FSMO 

    Open CMD Type netdom query fsmo and enter

    Step 4 

    Check ADDS server update KB updates and CU updates


    Shanuka M


    Monday, November 7, 2022 8:00 PM
  • Grazie. Il tuo consiglio ha funzionato nel mio caso
    Friday, November 11, 2022 8:43 PM
  • Please let me know If you've found the solution as I'm also facing this issue
    Thursday, December 1, 2022 3:10 PM