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DNS stops working need to restart it again n again????????

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Hi,
i have one DC Win2003 Server which is DNS server as well, when i opened this morning the DNS console, i found the DNS is not running it stopped and i restarted the server it retrieved back nslook and the information as well, after some time again the DNS stopped and all the Forward / reverse logz were disappeared and i had to restart the service again.
Please tell me why the service stops and i need to restart it after every 1 hours and how can i fix it. The moment i restart the DNS service it resume all the statistics .

Its little urgent and i will appriciate if you could solve it out for me.

Regards


Ali
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In order to troubleshoot this we'll need to see more information.  

[1] Are there any likely-looking errors in the Event Viewer?

[2] Install the Windows Server 2003 Support Tools if you haven't done so already, and run the following tests against the troublesome DC:

dcdiag
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Ali,

I have seen this before both on one of my DC's and on these boards, i beleive last time the only thing that we could do was to reinstall DNS completely on that box....not a great solution but one that worked for me

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James
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hi,
Please guide me how to remove DNS which was alerady running on the DC and what are the precausing becouse it is the active Domain and DNS server is DC as well, i don want to disturbe my current setting and want the DNS to work fine.


Thanks & Regards


Ali
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Do you have other DCs in your environment?  (If not, I would highly recommend setting up at least one additional DC for fault-tolerance.)

If you have other DCs in your environment, you can give this "problem child" a fresh start by doing the following:

[1] Run dcpromo to remove Active Directory from this DC, being careful NOT to select the check-box next to "This is the last DC for this domain."

[2] Un-install DNS using the Configure Your Server wizard or Add/Remove Programs.

Once this is done you can re-install DNS; once you've confirmed that DNS is working properly you can then re-run dcpromo to re-introduce this server as a domain controller in your environment.

Hope this helps.

Laura E. Hunter - Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Networking
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you can simply go to add remove programs - windows components - and uninstall DNS, then reinstall and restart the netlogon service
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