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Win2k server SPK4 running active directory having big time DNS problems

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Hello,
I have tried to get my DNS server’s forward lookup to reflect all the folders that it should with Active Directory have with no such luck. The name of my PDC “Atlas” and the domain name is “Rizzo” and it is the only server in the network. I have tried to troubleshoot the server using the following link

http://www.digitalunderground.net/docs/WinNT/Shorts/trblad.htm 

I have followed it to the T with no such luck. No additional folders will propagate.  The properties from the networking tap shows “full computer name: atlas.rizzo” and the “domain: rizzo”  and this server is an was not setup for DHCP. I don't think I need to run DCPROMO to fix this, or I should say I can't to much work to rebuild account!!

Thanks for the help in advance!
-Dog
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That link goes through most of the common DNS registration errors (DNS server points to itself for DNS, dynamic updates allowed, zone has been created).  However, there are a couple that were left out that will cause registration to fail.  Make sure the DHCP client service is running.  Even if you're not using DHCP, start it.  Its responsible for dynamic registration of DNS records for the server.  Thats the first one.

BUT... I don't think this is your problem.  You see, you have whats called a single label DNS domain.  Instead of using something like rizzo.local, you just used rizzo.  This was ok until SP4 released.  With SP4 installed you will not be able to dynamically register your records on this type of zone without a registry hack.  Add these three registry keys:

//add this one to the DNS Server
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
Name: UpdateTopLevelDomainZones
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0x1

//add this one to all DC's and domain clients
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters
Name: AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0x1

//add this one to all DC's and domain clients
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DnsCache\Parameters
Name: AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0x1

After adding these three values, reboot and you should see your zone register.  For more information on this issue, check out:

Information About Configuring Windows 2000 for Domains With Single-Label DNS Names
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=300684
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by:DivenDog
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Thanks for the reply one thing the registry keys you gave are wrong compaired to the the link you provided.  Your info did not work:-(  However the link you gave did and I am down wit it.:-)


Thanks Again
-Dog
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