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DNS BPA Gives error "The Active Directory integrated DNS zone _msdcs.upp-ltd.local was not found." RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I am looking into fixing an issue on our AD DNS servers - We have 3.

    The error DNS BPA gives is: "The Active Directory integrated DNS zone _msdcs.upp-ltd.local was not found."

    Below is a picture from one of our DNS servers. After reading a few sites

    • https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/ff807395(v=ws.10)?redirectedfrom=MSDN
    • https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2228475-dns-error-in-bpa-scan-zone-_msdcs-domain-local-missing
    • https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c1aa07a4-6137-4487-9224-d8e7ad431fbb/dns-zone-msdcsxxxcom-is-an-active-directory-integrated-dns-zone-and-must-be-available?forum=winserverNIS

    I am a bit unsure what needs doing. I do not have a DNS backup that we can restore.

    Thanks in advance

    Friday, December 6, 2019 4:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi ,

    According to your picture, the _msdcs.upp-ltd.local zone is a subzone under the domain.com. We need to create a separate zone. 

    You could refer to Ace's steps in the following thread to create the _msdcs.upp-ltd.local zone.

    1.Right click upp-ltd.local

    2.New - Delegation

    3.Type in _msdcs

    4.Provide the IP of the DC itself. If you have more than one DC, specify more than one.

    5.Under Forward Lookup Zones, create the _msdcs.upp-ltd.local zone

    6.Set updates to Secure Only

    7.Change replication scope to All DCs in the Forest

    8.In a command prompt: run ipconfig /registerdns

    9.Run net stop netlogon

    10.Run net start netlogon

    Error_DNS: Zone _msdcs. <DOMAIN> is an Active Directory integrated DNS Zone and must be available.

    Note: since this is a public forum, everyone could view your information, please remove private information that might leak your privacy.

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Monday, December 9, 2019 9:26 AM
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  • Hi ,

    >>Below is a picture from one of our DNS servers. 

    What's your server OS version?

    Looks like the image upload failed. Could you please upload again?

    Was there a zone called _msdcs.upp-ltd.local on your DNS server? 

    If not, as Ace said in this thread, the BPA is looking for a zone _msdcs.upp-ltd.local, but it does not exist.

    Please created the zones and restart the netlogon service on all the domain controllers. 

    Then all the necessary records should been registered that the zone _msdcs.upp-ltd.local. And then if you executed BPA again , it should not report the error.

    Best Regards,

    Candy




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    Monday, December 9, 2019 4:29 AM
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  • Monday, December 9, 2019 9:10 AM
  • Hi Candy,

    In the forward lookup zone i have _msdcs.upp-ltd.local but not entirely sure if this is correct.

    Monday, December 9, 2019 9:12 AM
  • Hi ,

    According to your picture, the _msdcs.upp-ltd.local zone is a subzone under the domain.com. We need to create a separate zone. 

    You could refer to Ace's steps in the following thread to create the _msdcs.upp-ltd.local zone.

    1.Right click upp-ltd.local

    2.New - Delegation

    3.Type in _msdcs

    4.Provide the IP of the DC itself. If you have more than one DC, specify more than one.

    5.Under Forward Lookup Zones, create the _msdcs.upp-ltd.local zone

    6.Set updates to Secure Only

    7.Change replication scope to All DCs in the Forest

    8.In a command prompt: run ipconfig /registerdns

    9.Run net stop netlogon

    10.Run net start netlogon

    Error_DNS: Zone _msdcs. <DOMAIN> is an Active Directory integrated DNS Zone and must be available.

    Note: since this is a public forum, everyone could view your information, please remove private information that might leak your privacy.

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Monday, December 9, 2019 9:26 AM
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  • Hi Candy,

    So based on your image, i need to right click on the forward lookup zone and create this new zone?

    I guess i should not delete the folder _MSDCS under upp-ltd.local zone?

    Monday, December 9, 2019 9:38 AM
  • Hi ,

    If you are not able to create the _msdcs.upp-ltd.local zone, delete the _msdcs subfolder and then follow the above steps again.

    If you could create a separate zone, then you could ignore the subfolder under upp-ltd.local zone.

    You could first backup the zone in order to prevent some risk.

    For your reference:

    To back up an Active Directory integrated zone

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Monday, December 9, 2019 9:49 AM
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  • Hi ,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful.

    Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:30 AM
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  • Hi ,

    You could mark the useful reply as answer if you want to end this thread up.

    If there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to post in the forum.

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:31 AM
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  • Hi Candy,

    Thank you very much for your help. Everything looks good now.

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:32 AM
  • Hi ,

    You are welcome. Have a nice day!

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:36 AM
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