basic help needed configuring dns server
Posted on 2004-11-10
I am very new to network admin (it's not my real job here, but someone has to do it :). I recently set up Windows 2003 Server and included the roles of Active Directory and DNS server. Somehow I got it set up properly.
The server is a new machine and is not yet running our network. At some point in my playing around with it, I uninstalled Active Directory and the DNS server, and now I can't get it set up properly again. I think it is likely a very basic setting, but I don't know what.
Each time the computer boots up, the event viewer shows about 25 errors, most having to do with some unknown (to me) IP address. For example (I've removed the actual domain name):
[begin error message]
The dynamic registration of the DNS record 'DomainDnsZones.<domain name>. 600 IN A 192.168.0.122' failed on the following DNS server:
DNS server IP address: 188.8.131.52
[end error message]
Also, I've noticed that the Forward Lookup Zone has all the resource records, but only two of the four required subfolders. _MSDCS and _UDP are there, but _SITES and _TCP are not.
I don't know what this 161. ip address is all about and can't find anything that has been set with that address. Can anyone suggest what to do, or send me to a step-by-step instruction set? Like I said, the machine is not yet in use as a server, so I can add/remove/reboot to my heart's content.