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DNS and active directory problems when trying to replicate to 2003 servers

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I have a 2000 server and two 2003 servers. We recently tried to attach those servers to our active directory. The first time they were added, replication worked but not since. Each time we try to do replication it fails. Due to further investigation, we found that by using netdiag.exe that this seems to be our problem as follows

Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
(C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.AARONEAST>netdiag

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    Computer Name: AARONEAST
    DNS Host Name: aaroneast.aaronii
    System info : Windows 2000 Server (Build 2195)
    Processor : x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1, GenuineIntel
    List of installed hotfixes :
        KB329115
        KB819696
        KB820888
        KB822831
        KB823182
        KB823559
        KB823980
        KB824105
        KB824141
        KB824146
        KB825119
        KB826232
        KB828028
        KB828035
        KB828741
        KB828749
        KB830352
        KB835732
        KB837001
        Q147222
        Q295688
        Q816093
        Q828026


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



Per interface results:

    Adapter : Local Area Connection

        Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

        Host Name. . . . . . . . . : aaroneast
        IP Address . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.253
        Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway. . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
        Primary WINS Server. . . . : 192.168.1.253
        Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.253
                                     207.230.75.34
                                     207.230.75.50


        AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

        Default gateway test . . . : Passed

        NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed

        WINS service test. . . . . : Passed


Global results:


Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed


NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently configured:
        NetBT_Tcpip_{7BCEB744-47C6-40EC-B158-14A118CDD76D}
    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] Cannot find a primary authoritative DNS server for the name
            'aaroneast.aaronii.'. [RCODE_SERVER_FAILURE]
            The name 'aaroneast.aaronii.' may not be registered in DNS.
       [FATAL] File \config\netlogon.dns contains invalid DNS entries.       [FA
TAL] File \config\netlogon.dns contains invalid DNS entries.       [FATAL] File
\config\netlogon.dns contains invalid DNS entries.    [FATAL] No DNS servers hav
e the DNS records for this DC registered.


Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir
        NetBT_Tcpip_{7BCEB744-47C6-40EC-B158-14A118CDD76D}
    The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser
        NetBT_Tcpip_{7BCEB744-47C6-40EC-B158-14A118CDD76D}
    The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.


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


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


Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Passed
    Secure channel for domain 'AARONII' is to '\\AARONEAST-76'.


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 . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    IPSec policy service is active, but no policy is assigned.


The command completed successfully

Does anyone have any answers  as to why I get the error that this server is not an primary authortative server. I need help with this. Server replicatrion will stop in 4 days and the sites will no longer trust each other. Please help.

Jimmy
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After you install Microsoft Windows Service Pack 4 (SP4), all domain controllers may not be able to register DNS records. The system event log of the domain controller may consistently log NETLOGON 5781 warnings that are similar to the following example:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: NETLOGON
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5781
Description: Dynamic registration or deregistration of one or more DNS records failed because no DNS servers are available.

Data Words: 0000: 0000232a

Note Status code 0000232a maps to the DNS_ERROR_RCODE_SERVER_FAILURE error code.
The following are additional status codes and error codes that may appear in log files such as Netdiag.log:

DNS Error Code: 0x0000251D = DNS_INFO_NO_RECORDS
DNS_ERROR_RCODE_ERROR
RCODE_SERVER_FAILURE

RESOLUTION:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=826743
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I checked out the above article and did exactly as kbid 826743 suggested. I am still getting the above messages when I run netdiag. Do you have anymore suggestions. I think that maybe the SRV records may not be present. Does anyone have any idea where exactly these SRV records should reside inside of DNS??? I need help on this issue. I am down to 3 days now.
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by:jah86992
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The registry changes to support single level domains corrected the replication problem . The KB 826743 solved the problem.

Thanks for the solution to this problem.
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