Setting up OSX 10.8 server and get an error - invalid DNS name, help?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by hankkosovo, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2009
    Just installed OSX server and I'm going through the setup of and every time I click the continue button I get a pop up stopping me from continuing saying 'you have entered an invalid primary DNS name'.

    I haven't touched the DNS or network settings so they are standard default and the mac is on wireless if that makes a difference. How do I enter a valid DNS name?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    I just installed Server last night. Played with it quickly but, have not run into any issues.

    I'm going to read through this and hopefully it will help me configure mine tonight.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2012

    I had the same issue, as I had set my network to "DHCP
    with fixed address". I solved the problem by temporarily going back to basic "DCHP", which got me past the invalid primary DNS error. I changed it back on the very next screen and OSX ML seemed perfectly happy with it ?!


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