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Failed to configure the server machine...not a local server machine

Question asked by dobbinjp on Apr 24, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2015 by hunterwei

I have successfully installed and authorized ArcGIS Server on a virtual machine (Windows Server 2012 Standard). When launching the ArcGIS Server Setup Wizard, I get an error:
Failed to create the site. Failed to configure the server machine 'PHANTOM.LOCALDOMAIN'. Server machine 'PHANTOM.LOCALDOMAIN' is not a local server machine.

This exact sequence of errors happened on another virtual machine (Windows 2008 Data Center...named hornet) and I resolved it by modifying my hosts file as follows:

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.       localhost ::1             localhost hornet localhost.localdomain localhost HORNET.LOCALDOMAIN

This configuration (and one by one, commenting out all other lines) does not work on the Server 2012 VM. I have created a firewall rule to accept all connections on port 6080, given the ArcGIS Server OS account full permissions in the c:\arcgisserver folders, rebooted, verified that I have 10.1 licenses, uninstalled and reinstalled the entire program, but all to no avail. There must be some minor difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 Data Center.

Does anyone see something I may be missing or should try? The forums were helpful, but I have exhausted all of the recommendations now. Thanks in advance!