_msdcs missing from under company.local DNZ Forward Lookup Zones RRS feed

  • Question

  • We recently updated our BPA and now receive the following error when we do a scan:

    "Category: Configuration

    Source: 74

    Issue: There are no DNS name server (NS) resource records for the delegated _msdcs forward lookup zone.

    Impact: If no DNS name server (NS) resource record exists for the delegated _msdcs forward lookup zone, the DNS Server service cannot resolve the DNS resource records for the domain and will fail to start.

    Resolution: Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS. In DNS Manager, expand your server name, and then expand Forward Lookup Zones. Click the forward lookup zone for your Active Directory domain (for example: contoso.local). The delegated _msdcs zone appears as a greyed out folder. Right-click the _msdcs zone, and then click Properties. On the Name Servers tab, verify that the settings are correct. Make any necessary changes, and then click OK to save the settings."

    We have attempted to apply the recommended resolution, but we can not find a _msdcs zone under the Active Directory domain.

    We do have a Zone that is that is under the Forward Lookup Zones.

    We remoted on to other SBS2011 servers and found that the other servers do contain a _msdcs under company.local.

    The server that is reporting the error was one that over a year ago was migrated form SBS2003 to SBS2011.

    Any ideas?




    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:35 PM


  •  just create the delegated zone. rt-clk comapny.local, new delegation, name it _msdcs, delegate it locally.
    • Proposed as answer by Rick TanModerator Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by svera00 Thursday, March 1, 2012 4:39 PM
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:20 PM

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