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dns in a child domain [message #155943] Mon, 08 June 2009 09:35 Go to next message
Johnsp  is currently offline Johnsp
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Registered: July 2009
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Hello

I have a child domain with a screwed up dns server.
the soa only lists the server name not the FQDN. Whenever i change it it
always changes back to just the server name. i.e dc1 instead of
dc1.contoso.com


I have only i dc in the child domain. Can i remove and reinstall dns on
that server or should I just create anothe dc, put dns on it and remove dns
fro mthe existing server?

thanks
Re: dns in a child domain [message #155955 is a reply to message #155943] Mon, 08 June 2009 10:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"Johnsp" <Johnsp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D38CF7E4-64DB-42DC-AD8A-C25B26FB560E@microsoft.com...
> Hello
>
> I have a child domain with a screwed up dns server.
> the soa only lists the server name not the FQDN. Whenever i change it it
> always changes back to just the server name. i.e dc1 instead of
> dc1.contoso.com
>
>
> I have only i dc in the child domain. Can i remove and reinstall dns on
> that server or should I just create anothe dc, put dns on it and remove
> dns
> fro mthe existing server?
>
> thanks

Maybe the servername has no Primary DNS Suffix, which it would then register
as a single name. Post an ipconfig /all of this machine, please.


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Re: dns in a child domain [message #155976 is a reply to message #155943] Mon, 08 June 2009 16:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Silva  is currently offline Jorge Silva
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Hi
I agree with Ace on this, can you post the results for ipconfig /all?

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I hope that the information above helps you.
Have a Nice day.

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"Johnsp" <Johnsp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D38CF7E4-64DB-42DC-AD8A-C25B26FB560E@microsoft.com...
> Hello
>
> I have a child domain with a screwed up dns server.
> the soa only lists the server name not the FQDN. Whenever i change it it
> always changes back to just the server name. i.e dc1 instead of
> dc1.contoso.com
>
>
> I have only i dc in the child domain. Can i remove and reinstall dns on
> that server or should I just create anothe dc, put dns on it and remove
> dns
> fro mthe existing server?
>
> thanks
>
>
>
Re: dns in a child domain [message #155987 is a reply to message #155943] Mon, 08 June 2009 16:18 Go to previous message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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Registered: July 2009
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Run diagnostics against your Active Directory domain.

If you don't have the support tools installed, install them from your server
install disk.
d:\support\tools\setup.exe

Run dcdiag, netdiag and repadmin in verbose mode.
-> DCDIAG /V /C /D /E /s:yourdcname > c:\dcdiag.log
-> netdiag.exe /v > c:\netdiag.log (On each dc)
-> repadmin.exe /showrepl dc* /verbose /all /intersite > c:\repl.txt
-> ntfrsutl ds your_dc_name > c:\sysvol.log
-> dnslint /ad /s "ip address of your dc"

**Note: Using the /E switch in dcdiag will run diagnostics against ALL dc's
in the forest. If you have significant numbers of DC's this test could
generate significant detail and take a long time. You also want to take into
account slow links to dc's will also add to the testing time.

If you download a gui script I wrote it should be simple to set and run
(DCDiag and NetDiag). It also has the option to run individual tests without
having to learn all the switch options. The details will be output in
notepad text files that pop up automagically.

The script is located on my website at
http://www.pbbergs.com/windows/downloads.htm

Just select both dcdiag and netdiag make sure verbose is set. (Leave the
default settings for dcdiag as set when selected)

When complete search for fail, error and warning messages.

Description and download for dnslint
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321045

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"Johnsp" <Johnsp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D38CF7E4-64DB-42DC-AD8A-C25B26FB560E@microsoft.com...
> Hello
>
> I have a child domain with a screwed up dns server.
> the soa only lists the server name not the FQDN. Whenever i change it it
> always changes back to just the server name. i.e dc1 instead of
> dc1.contoso.com
>
>
> I have only i dc in the child domain. Can i remove and reinstall dns on
> that server or should I just create anothe dc, put dns on it and remove
> dns
> fro mthe existing server?
>
> thanks
>
>
>
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