Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller, DNS, Event ID 4016

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I have recently created a new windows server 2003 domain controller on my domain, and have successfully transfered all fsmo roles to it. I have also installed DNS on this server and I have received the following error a few days after setup.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      DNS
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      4016
Date:            5/30/2007
Time:            3:54:21 PM
User:            N/A
Computer: MDC
Description:
The DNS server timed out attempting an Active Directory service operation on ---.  Check Active Directory to see that it is functioning properly.

I have only recieved this error once, but it is making me nervous. Can anyone tell me more on this error, and what I should do to resolve it.



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Commented:
I had this problem with my DNS then i followed these mentioned on following site.

http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=4016&eventno=1632&source=DNS&phase=1

Its says:
Microsoft suggests that this is a caching problem, without providing additional information.
Several newsgroup posts suggest that this is an indication of a problem with the Active Directory and that netdiag should be run to diagnose the problem. A Microsoft engineer suggested the following:
- Stopping the dns service
- Delete your zone(s)
- Delete your system32\dns folder and your netlogon.dns file
- Uninstall dns and reinstall it  

Commented:
I have the same issue on an RODC

steps mentioned:
- Stopping the dns service
- Delete your zone(s)
- Delete your system32\dns folder and your netlogon.dns file
- Uninstall dns and reinstall it

one step here says delete your Zones its and AD integrated zone if iam no wrong  deleting the zone will be a issue the deletion will replicate to all DNS servers in the domain which i do not want.





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