0xBEN’s Troubleshooting Guide
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AD Lab VMs can ping each other, and Kali - but cannot resolve names
Possible error is the Domain Controller (DC) DNS does not match the pfSense DHCP Pool/DNS settings.
On your DC, go to your DNS Manager, and look at your Domain network ie. MARVEL.local. My two Windows 10 VMs still had their previous IP addresses:
In pfSense, the two Windows 10 machines have been assigned different IP addresses, as requested, within the desired subnet:
On your DC, go to:
Start | Settings | Network & Internet | Properties
Note the DNS servers were not updated to our new desired DNS IP. Click Edit
Replace the old DNS IP with 10.80.80.2 and 10.80.80.1
Test URL resolution with a ping:
Domain Controller Does Not Have Internet Access
This appears to be a common issue when an Active Directory setup only has ONE Domain Controller, and it is acting as a DNS.
- Add a second DC as a DNS - whoa - that’s too much effort
- Add 220.127.116.11 (Google resolver) as a secondary DNS
Solution #2 is preferred, but it is a bit of a convoluated path to get there, but worked for me:
On your DC, go to Server Manger | DNS
Right-Click DC | DNS Manager
While in DNS Manager | *Right-Click the DC | Properties
Click Forwarders | Add 18.104.22.168, OK and Apply