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SBS 2003 Root Hints only lists local server?

Just installed a new SBS 2003 R2 network. SBS 2003 is the only server. Everything was setup via the wizards and all appears normal. However, I keep getting DNS error 7062 (The DNS server has encountered a packet addresed to itself...)

When I look at the root hints tab in DNS properties, the ONLY server listed under 'NameServers' is the SBS 2003 server itself?! It shows the FQDN as server01.mydomainname.local with the IP address of my SBS 2003 server.

I have no idea why it does not show the regular root hint servers.

Is this what is causing the error? How can I add the proper root hint servers? Should I remove the SBS 2003 server from the list?
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DocCan11Commented:
I would assume if you go into DNS you will see that this DNS server has been configured as a root server (you will see a domain listed in DNS for root or ".") This would make it the root server and use itself as the root dns server.. If you remove this domain you will find it will fix the problem.. let me know if this is not the case
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scion111Author Commented:
No root listed. Under Forward Lookup Zones all I have is ' _msdcs.mydomainname.local and' and 'mydomainname.local'
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DocCan11Commented:
weird.... usually seeing only your computer in the root hints means that your computer was chosen as a root server.. Its not a big deal though...just remove your serve and reload the old roots.. plus remember to clear your cache in DNS manager (right click on your server name and choose delete cache)
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scion111Author Commented:
How do I reload the roots? I'm working remotely to the client - does that matter?
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DocCan11Commented:
right click the server name in DNS manager, choose all Task, configure a DNS server.  The wizard will start up... click next then choose Configure root hints. It will search for a file and then put back all the root hints for you .. click finish after it is done.. and no it should not matter if your remote
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scion111Author Commented:
Thanks DocCan11! I reimported the root hints and will monitor the DNS events. Note: 3 root servers came up with 'unknown' IP addresses, so I had to manually find them (used Wikipedia) and imput IPs manually.
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