Recently re-installed dsfw in my lab environment as we're looking at
installing this live.

Install went ok (OES2sp2a onto sles10sp3 box, other servers nw65sp8,
edir 885). Provisioning wizard completed normally.

Now when I try to have a windows box join this dsfw domain, I get an

A domain controller for the domain could not be contacted.

I have the dsfw server as its own dns server w/ its own domain
(, other dns is running on nw65 box w/ its own domain

My clients & windows boxes have as their dns domain w/ the
nw65 box as their dns server. If I try to ping the dsfw server by
name, I get replies.

What could I be missing or need to check/change?