Repair/rebuild DNS on SBS 2003 (pre sp1)
Posted on 2007-09-18
I repaired a network issue the other day which was simply DNS pointing to the ISP instead of the SBS, for a colleagues client. However, looking at the SBS I noticed DNS was a mess, and lots of cannot find server errors in the event logs. Surprised it even worked. Looks almost as if someone manually tried to edit DNS, as there were random entries like SOAs for server.domain. as well as server.domain.local
Normally, it would be possible to uninstall DNS and re-install, or re-run the Configure DNS Wizard in dnsmgmt.msc, however being SBS, I suspect there would be side effects. I did run the CEICW to repair the DNS/Forwarders but it had no effect on the rest. Any recommendations? I may never see this server again as it is not my client, so I cannot test the recommendations, but curious if there is an option to rebuild DNS on a SBS, short of a clean install. The latter would be my choice, at least in this case, due to other problems if I had control.