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Problem creating AD zones [message #156324] Mon, 15 June 2009 01:41 Go to next message
Taz1972  is currently offline Taz1972
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Registered: October 2009
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We recently installed a new server 2003 DC at one of our sites in the far

But when I try to create a new forward zone, I get the message:

"The zone cannot be replicated to all DNS servers in the (null) Active
Directory domain because the required application directory partition
does not exist. Only Enterprise Administrators have the appropriate
permissions to create an application directory partition."

Why am I getting this error, and more importantly what are the exact steps
needed to fix it? Whats strange is that we did not get this error when
creating other sites, but now this message has started to pop up when trying
to create both forward and reverse AD integrated zones. Could this mearly be
a replication problem or something? We have a fully functional 2003

I am an enterprise admin, but I need to pointers on how to creeate an AD
partition step-by-step.

Re: Problem creating AD zones [message #156373 is a reply to message #156324] Tue, 16 June 2009 02:53 Go to previous message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
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Registered: July 2009
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Hello Taz1972,

I asked about the first 2003 DNS server before, not about the first DC. So
assuming that only 2000 DNS servers where there, the steps youhave taken
are the solution.

And youhave not to expect any other issues with doing that step.

Check the server event logs on regular base and also use the support tools
dcdiag, netdiag and repadmin at least twice a month and before/after changing
DC/DNS/GC/FSMO machines.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> I followed the instructions in the linked article but still got the
> same error.
> However what I did was change the 'active directory zone replication
> scope' when creating dns zones to 'all domain controllers in the
> active directory domain .....' This seems to have solved the issue as
> I no longer get the error anymore. It also makes sense since we only
> host dns on DC's in our domain.
> But has this really solved the issue completely, or will we have any
> unexpected problems later?
> Thanks,
> Taz
> "Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer]" wrote:
>> "Taz1972" <> wrote in message
>>> Hi Meinolf,
>>> No, this is not the first DC in the forest. It is just another DC we
>>> installed on another site - a BDC if you will.
>>> I will check the article and let you know.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Taz
>> Actually the term BDC is associated with NT4. This new DC would be a
>> "replica" DC.
>> Are all DCs 2003? If not, were any of the zone properties regarding
>> replication scope, changed?
>> -- Ace
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>> Microsoft Certified Trainer
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