Event ID DNSapi log in the event viewer

Posted on 2006-05-29
Last Modified: 2011-02-15
Hi ,

We have a windows 2003 Network with two DNS servers A/D integrated. All my
Clients received their IP from DHCP. The DNS configuration on the DHCp is
set to always Update DNS A and PTR records.

One my Windows 2003 Memeber server Getting this error

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: DnsApi
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11163
Date: 10/28/2005
Time: 10:51:36 AM
User: N/A
Computer: SVR2003
The system failed to register host (A) resource records (RRs) for network
with settings:

Adapter Name : {EDA71A11-7916-4433-BC9F-F37C266A34EB}
Host Name : isdsk63
Primary Domain Suffix :
DNS server list :,
Sent update to server :
IP Address(es) :

The reason the system could not register these RRs was because the DNS
server failed the update request. The most likely cause of this is that the
authoritative DNS server required to process this update request has a lock
in place on the zone, probably because a zone transfer is in progress.

You can manually retry DNS registration of the network adapter and its
settings by typing "ipconfig /registerdns" at the command prompt. If problems
still persist, contact your DNS server or network systems administrator.
Question by:nepk
    1 Comment
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    Accepted Solution

    This is a common issue.

    In the Forward Lookup zone for the domain, delete the A record for isdsk63.  
    In the Reverse Zone for the subnet, delete all PTR records for the IP address

    Run: ipconfig /registerdns from the member server to reregister it.

    Sometimes, records will not update if you changed computernames after it registered with DNS using the old name.  It should update, but it doesn't always.

    Deleting the offending records will fix the issue.


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