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Fixing the "." zone under forward lookup zones in DNS.

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I have walked into a client that has Win2K Servers installed and the DNS on the DC is setup with the "." zone under forward lookup zones.  How do I fix this?  Is it a reinstall?  I am fairly new to DNS.

Thanks,
John

Question: What are the common mistakes that are made when administrators set up DNS on network that contains a single Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 domain controller?

Answer: The most common mistakes are:
The domain controller is not pointing to itself for DNS resolution on all network interfaces.
*** The "." zone exists under forward lookup zones in DNS.
Other computers on the local area network (LAN) do not point to the Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 DNS server for DNS.
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