DNS: some servers missing from DNS console, how to re-add?
Posted on 2008-06-19
I am using Windows Server 2003 and running three domain controllers. Something has gone a bit wonky on my DNS console and I'm wondering the best/easiest way to restore things.
Let's assume the following:
Short: I am wondering if the GUID CNAME entry for a newly entered nameserver on SOA will be created automatically.
From the DNS console on dc1.contoso.com, under the section _msdcs.contoso.com.local I noticed the following:
(same as parent folder) Start of Authority (SOA) ...
(same as parent folder) Name Server (NS) dc1.contoso.com.local
(same as parent folder) Name Server (NS) dc2.contoso.com.local
dc3.contoso.com.local was not listed so I double clicked on Start of Authority and added
dc3.contoso.com.local in the nameservers section.
I am also noticing
283fd5c3 -... [guid] Alias(CNAME) dc1.contoso.com
I recently set up a third DC, dc3.contoso.com. It is no longer appearing in the DNS console nor in the list of DCs in the DNS cosole. Previously the zones were replicating to it. I am wondering what the easiest way to get it reattached would be. It was newly set up so I could probably depromote it and repromote it if necessary, though I would prefer to know if there is another way. It is listed as a Name Server in the _msdcs.contoso.com.local Forward Lookup Zone. Ideas?
Thanks for all the help, folks.