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Window server 2008 DNS missing _msdcs RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Everyone,

    Just setup new window 2008 server and installed DNS.  After creating forward zone i noticed that _msdcs is missing.  How can i fix this? 

    Thanks in advance 

    Monday, April 11, 2011 4:45 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Is there any error messages in event viewer? Is this server a domain controller? Please post output of ipconfig /all to the forum.

    Domain subfolders missing from forward lookup zone
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310568

    Brent
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    Monday, April 11, 2011 5:38 AM
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  • Hello,

    case2 is the way to go: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817470/

    Was the domain upgraded from Windows 2000 before?


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Monday, April 11, 2011 7:36 AM
  • Hello,

    when the problem appeared?

    If you have a backup of the DC that dates before the appearance of your problem, you can use it to perform an authoritative restore of this partition.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/cc794875(v=ws.10).aspx

     


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    Monday, April 11, 2011 7:45 AM
  • If you have an existing DC, I would suggest to point to the original DC for DNS only. If the original is windows 2000, the _msdcs zone will be under your domain.local zone.

    Meinolf gave you a link addressing this. if this is your scenario, however it is difficult to tell based on what you've posted, since you haven't provided specifics of what the "other" server is, version, etc, as well as an ipconfig /all.

    Also if it is a Windows 2000 server and you try to administer DNS on the new 2008 server, you may cause issues due to the newer DNS supports additional feature that 2000 does not support, and you may create a duplicate zone scenario, which is harder to fix without using and understanding the ADSI Edit too. It is strongly suggested to continue to administer DNS under the 2000 server until you demote the 2000 server.

    Therefore, please do provide additional information and provide the ipconfig /all and event log errors as already previously requested. This will help us better to hel;p you. Otherwise, we'll be surmizing based on possible scenarios, and the scenarios we come up wtih may not apply to you and not be able to help you.

    Ace


    Ace Fekay
    MVP, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007 & Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 Enterprise Administrator, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

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    Monday, April 11, 2011 8:18 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Is there any error messages in event viewer? Is this server a domain controller? Please post output of ipconfig /all to the forum.

    Domain subfolders missing from forward lookup zone
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310568

    Brent
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Monday, April 11, 2011 5:38 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    case2 is the way to go: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817470/

    Was the domain upgraded from Windows 2000 before?


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Monday, April 11, 2011 7:36 AM
  • Hello,

    when the problem appeared?

    If you have a backup of the DC that dates before the appearance of your problem, you can use it to perform an authoritative restore of this partition.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/cc794875(v=ws.10).aspx

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner

    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration

    Monday, April 11, 2011 7:45 AM
  • I have new server that I want use for dns and dhcp only.  This is 4<sup>th</sup> dns server in environment.  When I click on to create new zone then I pick primary but at the bottom “Store the zone in Active directory” is grayed out and unchecked. Then I click next and don’t show me the screen “Active Directory zone replication scope”.

     

    Am I doing something wrong?


    Monday, April 11, 2011 3:40 PM
  • Also should i create this my self: _msdcs.forestname.local.??
    Monday, April 11, 2011 3:52 PM
  • Another thing, i have not setup dhcp on this server yet.  Dhcp and dns is still running on old server.
    Monday, April 11, 2011 6:33 PM
  • If you have an existing DC, I would suggest to point to the original DC for DNS only. If the original is windows 2000, the _msdcs zone will be under your domain.local zone.

    Meinolf gave you a link addressing this. if this is your scenario, however it is difficult to tell based on what you've posted, since you haven't provided specifics of what the "other" server is, version, etc, as well as an ipconfig /all.

    Also if it is a Windows 2000 server and you try to administer DNS on the new 2008 server, you may cause issues due to the newer DNS supports additional feature that 2000 does not support, and you may create a duplicate zone scenario, which is harder to fix without using and understanding the ADSI Edit too. It is strongly suggested to continue to administer DNS under the 2000 server until you demote the 2000 server.

    Therefore, please do provide additional information and provide the ipconfig /all and event log errors as already previously requested. This will help us better to hel;p you. Otherwise, we'll be surmizing based on possible scenarios, and the scenarios we come up wtih may not apply to you and not be able to help you.

    Ace


    Ace Fekay
    MVP, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007 & Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 Enterprise Administrator, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

    This posting is provided AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Monday, April 11, 2011 8:18 PM
  • Ace, thank you very much for the reply.

    Main DC with dns is 2008, 2 dc's are 2003.  The one is having issue is 2008.

    Following is the ipconfig/all from that server:

     

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\administrator.domain>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : server1
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : domain.com
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.com

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP NC382i DP Multifunction Gigabit Server
     Adapter #4
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : PC-TA-MU-GS-KN-AM
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP NC382i DP Multifunction Gigabit Server
     Adapter #3
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : PC-TA-MU-GS-KN-AM
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.11.19(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.11.1
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.26
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP NC382i DP Multifunction Gigabit Server
     Adapter #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : PC-TA-MU-GS-KN-AM
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP NC382i DP Multifunction Gigabit Server
     Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : PC-TA-MU-GS-KN-AM
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{738BC114-F682-46AF-A03A-D8CB1B6B732D}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{C7DEAA6F-2152-48D9-92FD-C4A9D6F844ED}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{DAD8C2AF-D44D-4335-97AB-D484F055D597}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{32213819-6CD6-494F-9D52-4F79FDACFA47}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\administrator.LAWSUITES>

    Monday, April 11, 2011 9:37 PM
  • What a bunch of morons!  None of these asinine responses has anything to do with _MSDCS freaking FOLDER missing in the DNS of a WINDOWS 2008.  WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!
    Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:29 PM
  • @NeedyITguy: since I got the same issue I found the answer by google.

    If anyone reads this, even this thread is older, he might find it very useful because the answer is quiet simple:

    Dell KB

    BUT, since the constellation of the original poster is more complex, it is absolutely OK to ask for more background. So no cause to be impolite!

    • Edited by HorNet505 Monday, August 14, 2017 9:04 PM
    Monday, August 14, 2017 9:01 PM