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SRV Record for PDC not being created

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Anonymous
April 14, 2005 10:52:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

Hello Everyone,

I have a situation where the SRV record for the PDC Emulator is not being
created in DNS. I have a local PDC Emulator on my local subnet and the
record then gets created. If I change the role to a remote PDC Emulator, the
current record gets removed, but a new one does not get created.

Anyone know possibly why this happens, no error is logged. Is it perhaps
because the PDC Emulator is on another subnet ?

Thanks
C

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Anonymous
April 14, 2005 10:52:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

"Chris & Val" <vb@nospam-please.com> wrote in message
news:1113501131.75e49b15fab22d57c9468aae3e852c47@teranews...
> Hello Everyone,
>
> I have a situation where the SRV record for the PDC Emulator is not being
> created in DNS. I have a local PDC Emulator on my local subnet and the
> record then gets created. If I change the role to a remote PDC Emulator,
the
> current record gets removed, but a new one does not get created.

Although you may have "checked everything" without you
having supplied details it makes sense to offer you the standard
advice about DNS and AD (below **).

> Anyone know possibly why this happens, no error is logged. Is it perhaps
> because the PDC Emulator is on another subnet ?

That should not matter -- DNS doesn't care about subnets.


** DNS for AD
1) Dynamic for the zone supporting AD
2) All internal DNS clients NIC\IP properties must specify SOLELY
that internal, dynamic DNS server (set.)
3) DCs and even DNS servers are DNS clients too -- see #2
4) If you have more than one Domain, every DNS server must
be able to resolve ALL domains (either directly or indirectly)

netdiag /fix

....or maybe:

dcdiag /fix

(Win2003 can do this from Support tools):
nltest /dsregdns /server:D C-ServerNameGoesHere
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q260371/

Ensure that DNS zones/domains are fully replicated to all DNS
servers for that (internal) zone/domain.

Also useful may be running DCDiag on each DC, sending the
output to a text file, and searching for FAIL, ERROR, WARN.

Single Label domain zone names are a problem Google:
[ "SINGLE LABEL" domain names DNS 2000 | 2003 microsoft: ]
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