Windows 2000 DNS problem
Posted on 2006-05-18
Hi, I had a weird problem yesterday that I hope you can help me get to the bottom of.
We have 4 Windows 2000 DCs across two subnets in one site. AD integrated DNS runs on all of them, two are GC servers and have the FSMO roles. Yesterday we were having authentication problems for some users on our Intranet. Integrated Windows authentication is enabled on the web server and Anonymous access is not. Also none of the printers on our two print servers appeared in AD even though they were set to be listed in the directory but three printers connected to users PCs were. We found that unsetting the list in directory option and resetting it made them appear.
We eventually traced the problem to a DC that had been rebooted but the DNS service had failed to start. This DC is not a GC or FSMO server. It is not in the same subnet as our web server or print servers and is not set as the DNS for either of these servers. Please can someone give me some pointers as to how this caused all these problems.