troubleshooting Question

_msdcs Zones missing from DNS Server. Can't join client machines to Domain

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Windows Server 2003
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Hi There,

I'm having an issue joining client machines to my Windows Server 2003 (SP1) Domain sue to the _msdcs et al records being missing from my DNS Server.

They certainly used to be there as the server is a Domain Controller running AD.

How do I replace all of these records so my DC will function again?

Here is the output from an nslookup following Microsoft's direction:

*** Can't find server name for address Non-existent domain
Default Server:  UnKnown

> set q=srv
Server:  UnKnown

*** UnKnown can't find Non-existent domain

I thought of repromoting the server to a DC, but it wants to uninstall AD first. Will this delete all my User accounts and Exchange mailbox settings?

Many Thanks,

Chief Dude

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