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How do I get ForestDnsZones and DomainDnsZones to appear on Windows 2003 SP1 DC?

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I have one domain with 2 subdomains.  After I ran Forest Prep and Domain Prep, I promo a Windows 2003 SP1 to become a first Windows 2003 Domain Controller.  I, then, installed AD Integrated DNS on this server.  However, I don't see the ForestDnsZones and DomainDnsZones on this new Windows 2003 DC.  I am afraid to go further with the upgrade.  Will the missing of these two zones cause any problems when I try to promo other Windows 2003 servers to become a DCs or upgrade other Windows 2000 DC to Windows 2003 DC?  I could see all the ForestUpdate and DomainUpgrade when I ran the ADSIEdit app.  There is no error in the eventvwr log on any of DC.  There is also no replication error.
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The records were broken out with 2003 server to allow you to replicate less data between DNS servers if you chose to do so.  When upgrading from 2000 or adding a 2003 server to a 2000 domain you will not get these zones.  The _ldap record should still exist under ForwardLookupZones, DomainName, Sites, (SiteName), _tcp

You will not have any issues continuing with your upgrade or promoing any other 2003 servers into the domain.
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Thanks!  It makes sense.  I will continue with the upgrade...
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