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Server cannot resolve itself in DNS or NSLOOKUP

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I have spent 10+ hours trying to find a resolution and I can't do it anymore. I am pulling my hair out trying to troubleshoot this issue more. I have seen similar problems posted and tried several ways to resolve my issue but to no avail...

I have a single Server 2003 R2 with several clients. After a vendor installed ACT on my server I have had DNS Issues. I cannot get the server to resolve itself with DNS and therefore clients were having issues using everything on the network. (I entered manual entries within clients' hosts files to temporarily patch the situation).

I have uninstalled & reinstalled DHCP & DNS, manually recreated the DNS Zones, Netdiag /fix, Edited and reconfigured the cache.dns file, manually entered root hints.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Here are the dcdiag results:
Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\OLIVESERVER
      Starting test: Connectivity
            *** Warning: could not confirm the identity of this server in
               the directory versus the names returned by DNS servers.
               If there are problems accessing this directory server then
               you may need to check that this server is correctly registered
               with DNS
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\OLIVESERVER
      Starting test: Replications
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test frssysvol
      Starting test: frsevent
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test frsevent
      Starting test: kccevent
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test systemlog
      Starting test: VerifyReferences
         ......................... OLIVESERVER passed test VerifyReferences

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : Schema
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : Configuration
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : olivepromo
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... olivepromo passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... olivepromo passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running enterprise tests on : olivepromo.com
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... olivepromo.com passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ......................... olivepromo.com passed test FsmoCheck


Here are the netdiag results:
 Computer Name: OLIVESERVER
    DNS Host Name: oliveserver.olivepromo.com
    System info : Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (Build 3790)
    Processor : x86 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3, AuthenticAMD
    List of installed hotfixes :
        KB924667-v2
        KB925398_WMP64
        KB925902
        KB927891
        KB929123
        KB930178
        KB931784
        KB932168
        KB933729
        KB933854
        KB935839
        KB935840
        KB936021
        KB936782
        KB938127
        KB938464
        KB941569
        KB941693
        KB943055
        KB943460
        KB943485
        KB944338-v2
        KB944653
        KB945553
        KB946026
        KB948496
        KB948590
        KB948745
        KB949014
        KB950762
        KB950974
        KB951066
        KB951072-v2
        KB951698
        KB951746
        KB951748
        KB952954
        KB953838
        KB953838-IE7
        KB953839
        Q147222


Netcard queries test . . . . . . . : Passed



Per interface results:

    Adapter : Local Area Connection

        Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

        Host Name. . . . . . . . . : oliveserver
        IP Address . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.3
        Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway. . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
        Primary WINS Server. . . . : 192.168.0.3
        Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.3


        AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

        Default gateway test . . . : Passed

        NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed
        [WARNING] At least one of the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03> 'Messenge
r Service', <20> 'WINS' names is missing.
            No remote names have been found.

        WINS service test. . . . . : Passed


Global results:


Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed


NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently configured:
        NetBT_Tcpip_{3776633C-798E-42FE-9B30-5320138564C3}
    1 NetBt transport currently configured.


Autonet address test . . . . . . . : Passed


IP loopback ping test. . . . . . . : Passed


Default gateway test . . . . . . . : Passed


NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    [WARNING] You don't have a single interface with the <00> 'WorkStation Servi
ce', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names defined.


Winsock test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed
    [WARNING] The DNS entries for this DC are not registered correctly on DNS se
rver '192.168.0.3'. Please wait for 30 minutes for DNS server replication.
    [FATAL] No DNS servers have the DNS records for this DC registered.


Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir
        NetBT_Tcpip_{3776633C-798E-42FE-9B30-5320138564C3}
    The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser
        NetBT_Tcpip_{3776633C-798E-42FE-9B30-5320138564C3}
    The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.


DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Passed


DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Skipped


Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


WAN configuration test . . . . . . : Skipped
    No active remote access connections.


Modem diagnostics test . . . . . . : Passed

IP Security test . . . . . . . . . : Skipped

    Note: run "netsh ipsec dynamic show /?" for more detailed information


The command completed successfully



Here are NSLOOKUP Results:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>nslookup
*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.0.3: Non-existent domain
Default Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.0.3
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