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DNS: Missing host in _msdcs.(domain) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to migrate from Windows Server 2003 to 2008, but I am getting errors.  I think the root of the problem comes from the fact that when I run dcdiag /fix, I get this error:

       Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\ROSES
          Starting test: Connectivity
             The host a5f8b429-2206-45fc-8738-bcb662560306._msdcs.miltonstreet.com could not be resolved to an
             IP address.  Check the DNS server, DHCP, server name, etc
             Although the Guid DNS name

             (a5f8b429-2206-45fc-8738-bcb662560306._msdcs.miltonstreet.com)

             couldn't be resolved, the server name (ROSES.miltonstreet.com)

             resolved to the IP address (192.168.0.2) and was pingable.  Check that

             the IP address is registered correctly with the DNS server.
             ......................... ROSES failed test Connectivity

    So how do I go about added the a5f8b429-2206-45fc-8738-bcb662560306 to the _msdcs.miltonstreet.com zone?  The _msdcs zone is grayed out and I don't seem to be able to do anything with this zone, directly.

    Here is some info about my machine:

    ----------------------------------------------  ipconfig /all  ---------------------------------------------- 

    C:\Program Files\Support Tools>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev.B)
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-9A-B9-5A-B9
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    ----------------------------------------------  dcdiag /fix ----------------------------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Support Tools>dcdiag /fix

    Domain Controller Diagnosis

    Performing initial setup:
       Done gathering initial info.

    Doing initial required tests
      
       Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\ROSES
          Starting test: Connectivity
             The host a5f8b429-2206-45fc-8738-bcb662560306._msdcs.miltonstreet.com could not be resolved to an
             IP address.  Check the DNS server, DHCP, server name, etc
             Although the Guid DNS name

             (a5f8b429-2206-45fc-8738-bcb662560306._msdcs.miltonstreet.com)

             couldn't be resolved, the server name (ROSES.miltonstreet.com)

             resolved to the IP address (192.168.0.2) and was pingable.  Check that

             the IP address is registered correctly with the DNS server.
             ......................... ROSES failed test Connectivity

    Doing primary tests
      
       Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\ROSES
          Skipping all tests, because server ROSES is
          not responding to directory service requests
      
       Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
          Starting test: CrossRefValidation
             ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation
          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
             ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
      
       Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
          Starting test: CrossRefValidation
             ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation
          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
             ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
      
       Running partition tests on : Schema
          Starting test: CrossRefValidation
             ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation
          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
             ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom
      
       Running partition tests on : Configuration
          Starting test: CrossRefValidation
             ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation
          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
             ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom
      
       Running partition tests on : miltonstreet
          Starting test: CrossRefValidation
             ......................... miltonstreet passed test CrossRefValidation
          Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
             ......................... miltonstreet passed test CheckSDRefDom
      
       Running enterprise tests on : miltonstreet.com
          Starting test: Intersite
             ......................... miltonstreet.com passed test Intersite
          Starting test: FsmoCheck
             ......................... miltonstreet.com passed test FsmoCheck
    ----------------------------------------------  netdiag /fix ---------------------------------------------- 

    C:\Program Files\Support Tools>netdiag /fix

    .....................................

        Computer Name: ROSES
        DNS Host Name: ROSES.miltonstreet.com
        System info : Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Build 3790)
        Processor : x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 10, GenuineIntel
        List of installed hotfixes :
            KB911564
            KB911565
            KB915800-v9
            KB921503
            KB925398_WMP64
            KB925876
            KB925902
            KB926122
            KB926139-v2
            KB927891
            KB928090-IE7
            KB929123
            KB929969
            KB930178
            KB931768-IE7
            KB931784
            KB931836
            KB932168
            KB933360
            KB933566-IE7
            KB933729
            KB933854
            KB935839
            KB935840
            KB935966
            KB936021
            KB936357
            KB936782
            KB937143-IE7
            KB938127-IE7
            KB938464
            KB939653-IE7
            KB941202
            KB941568
            KB941569
            KB941644
            KB941672
            KB941693
            KB942615-IE7
            KB942763
            KB943055
            KB943460
            KB943484
            KB943485
            KB943729
            KB944533-IE7
            KB944653
            KB945553
            KB946026
            KB947864-IE7
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            KB948590
            KB948881
            KB949014
            KB950759-IE7
            KB950760
            KB950762
            KB950974
            KB951066
            KB951072-v2
            KB951698
            KB951746
            KB951748
            KB952004
            KB952069
            KB952954
            KB953838-IE7
            KB953839
            KB954211
            KB954550-v5
            KB954600
            KB955069
            KB955839
            KB956390-IE7
            KB956391
            KB956572
            KB956802
            KB956803
            KB956841
            KB957095
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            KB958215-IE7
            KB958644
            KB958687
            KB958690
            KB959426
            KB960225
            KB960714-IE7
            KB960715
            KB960803
            KB961063
            KB961064
            KB961118
            KB961260-IE7
            KB961373
            KB961501
            KB963027-IE7
            KB967715
            KB968537
            KB969805
            KB969897-IE7
            KB969897-IE8
            KB969898
            KB970238
            KB971180-IE8
            Q147222


    Netcard queries test . . . . . . . : Passed



    Per interface results:

        Adapter : Local Area Connection 3

            Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

            Host Name. . . . . . . . . : ROSES
            IP Address . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
            Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway. . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
            Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2


            AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

            Default gateway test . . . : Passed

            NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed
                No remote names have been found.

            WINS service test. . . . . : Skipped
                There are no WINS servers configured for this interface.


    Global results:


    Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed


    NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed
        List of NetBt transports currently configured:
            NetBT_Tcpip_{9BB4EA34-AF6A-42CF-A88F-A65360C2C1C6}
        1 NetBt transport currently configured.


    Autonet address test . . . . . . . : Passed


    IP loopback ping test. . . . . . . : Passed


    Default gateway test . . . . . . . : Passed


    NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    Winsock test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed
           [WARNING] The DNS entries for this DC cannot be verified right now on DNS server 192.168.0.2, ERROR_TIMEOUT.
        [FATAL] No DNS servers have the DNS records for this DC registered.


    Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed
        List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir
            NetBT_Tcpip_{9BB4EA34-AF6A-42CF-A88F-A65360C2C1C6}
        The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

        List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser
            NetBT_Tcpip_{9BB4EA34-AF6A-42CF-A88F-A65360C2C1C6}
        The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.


    DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Passed


    DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Skipped


    Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    WAN configuration test . . . . . . : Skipped
        No active remote access connections.


    Modem diagnostics test . . . . . . : Passed

    IP Security test . . . . . . . . . : Skipped

        Note: run "netsh ipsec dynamic show /?" for more detailed information


    The command completed successfully
    • Edited by EHCarleton Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:45 AM
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:45 AM

Answers

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  • Hi Carleton,

    What i can summarize from all this is that you have missing msdcs folder in your dns server right ?

    if this is the case.. then your pcs will not be able to locate your DC / GC, because in dns server we have :

     

    - xyz.com  : this have path to ldap_tcp_xyz.com, i.e. locating your ldap server for the users.

    - MSDCS : help in locating other resources like GC, ldap_srv_GC_xyz.com_msdcs,, in this way user query dns for GC.

    ..........................................................................................................

    DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Passed


    DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Skipped


    Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed

    ***  these tests are conducted on server side right ?

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    please provide more information so that i can help you more.

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:50 AM
  • Hi EHCarleton  ,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    The record disappeared is an alias CNAME DNS record of your GC. The name is GUID of your GC server.

    You may like to restarted the netlogon service on the server and check if the records will be repopulated.

    And checked the setup on DNS scavenging and all the DNS servers were setup to do scavenging. This was probably causing the removal of the records.

     

    And I also noticed that

     

    DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed

           [WARNING] The DNS entries for this DC cannot be verified right now on DNS server 192.168.0.2, ERROR_TIMEOUT.

        [FATAL] No DNS servers have the DNS records for this DC registered.

     

    Please also check if the DNS SRV record of DC is existed in your DNS server . And if the records are present, the error can be safely ignored.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


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    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:44 AM
  • Tiger Li, 

    My OP is over a year old, this issue was resolved long ago (by simply starting over fresh and creating a whole new domain)

    Carleton

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:22 PM
  • For a  Multi Domain / Multi DC network,  Ipconfig / Registerdns and dnscmd /clearcache should solve the issue.

    Shinish Sasidharan


    Friday, July 28, 2017 4:19 AM