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Server 2003 DNS Problems

Hello, I can't add any new workstations to my domain.  I'm at a dead end and can't quite figure out what the problem is.  I have this error in my dns log.

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Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      DNS
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      6702
Date:            7/28/2007
Time:            7:28:14 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SERVER
Description:
DNS server has updated its own host (A) records.  In order to ensure that its DS-integrated peer DNS servers are able to replicate with this server, an attempt was made to update them with the new records through dynamic update.  An error was encountered during this update, the record data is the error code.
 
If this DNS server does not have any DS-integrated peers, then this error
should be ignored.
 
If this DNS server's Active Directory replication partners do not have the correct IP address(es) for this server, they will be unable to replicate with it.
 
To ensure proper replication:
1) Find this server's Active Directory replication partners that run the DNS server.
2) Open DnsManager and connect in turn to each of the replication partners.
3) On each server, check the host (A record) registration for THIS server.
4) Delete any A records that do NOT correspond to IP addresses of this server.
5) If there are no A records for this server, add at least one A record corresponding to an address on this server, that the replication partner can contact.  (In other words, if there multiple IP addresses for this DNS server, add at least one that is on the same network as the Active Directory DNS server you are updating.)
6) Note, that is not necessary to update EVERY replication partner.  It is only necessary that the records are fixed up on enough replication partners so that every server that replicates with this server will receive (through replication) the new data.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 7c 26 00 00               |&..    

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Can someone please tell me how to resolve this error?

Thanks,

~Will
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willmarpleAuthor Commented:
Also, here is the details of the error on the workstation I'm trying to add to the domain.

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Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

The domain name christaid might be a NetBIOS domain name.  If this is the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with WINS.

If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS configuration.

DNS was successfully queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain christaid:

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.christaid

The following domain controllers were identified by the query:

server.christaid
newexchange.christaid
masterchief.christaid

Common causes of this error include:

- Host (A) records that map the name of the domain controller to its IP addresses are missing or contain incorrect addresses.

- Domain controllers registered in DNS are not connected to the network or are not running.

For information about correcting this problem, click Help.

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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
How many domain controllers are installed in your domain?  
How are these DCs configured for DNS - are they using AD-integrated DNS?
Do you have automatic updates enabled?  
Are you able to ping the domain controller by its name?  
By its GUID?
Are you able to ping the domain name; i.e., 'ping company.com'?
If you perform an nslookup of your domain, what results are returned?  'nslookup company.com' should return the IP address of each DC in your domain.

Assuming that you have more than one DC and are using AD-integrated DNS, use the steps referenced in the error message to resolve the issue.

1) Find this server's Active Directory replication partners that run the DNS server.
2) Open DnsManager and connect in turn to each of the replication partners.
3) On each server, check the host (A record) registration for THIS server.
4) Delete any A records that do NOT correspond to IP addresses of this server.
5) If there are no A records for this server, add at least one A record corresponding to an address on this server, that the replication partner can contact.  (In other words, if there multiple IP addresses for this DNS server, add at least one that is on the same network as the Active Directory DNS server you are updating.)
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nitadminCommented:
Hi willmarple,

Your DNS server is most likely corrupted with bad data.
You will need to clean up DNS.

Regards,

nitadmin
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