DNS Registration Error

Posted on 2005-05-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
When I run netdiag on one of my Windows 2000 Advanced Servers I get this error:

[FATAL]: The DNS registration for '' is incorrect on all DNS servers.  I cannot figure out what it is. I have two other servers on my domain, one running Windows 2000 Advanced and one running Windows 2003. They both have no errors. The server I am having problems with is setup to point only to itself for DNS.
Question by:gbauer17
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    Accepted Solution

    does this server have a DNS entry for itself?
    what do you get when you do an NSLOOKUP ?? does it resolve correctly?
    id run ipconfig -registerdns so this machine will register itself and see if that helps
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    Expert Comment

    try running the following utility called DNSlint from microsoft to check and verify your DNS;en-us;330105

    Other thoughts,

    Does the Primary zone still exist for your domain?
    Do you have a Reverse Lookup zone configure on your Servers?
    Do you have any root hints configured?
    Are you using an ISPs DNS server as a forwarder?

    What mode is your AD running in? Is it 2000/2003?
    If 2000, can you successfully initiate Zone transfers between your DCs.
    If 2003, do you have a AD intergrated DNS zone?

    Last, and most important. Do you have a recent, working SystemState backup of both DCs?
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    Expert Comment

    by:Nick Sui
    I think there is some problem with the SRV records not registered in DNS or there could be a problem with the Authoritative server for this domain. Do oen thing....stop and start netlogon service or run netdiag /fix to resolve.

    Let us know.


    Author Comment

    I have rebooted the server to see if this would help. Did nothing the error still comes up.
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    Expert Comment

    can you please answer the questions that the others and I asked you?  it will help you resolve your issue.

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