DNS recursive query error

Posted on 2009-02-08
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
We seem to be having some problems with the DNS server. The error is in the recursive query and wanted to know how to fix it. May be it has something to do with the other server we have our secondary server?
Log Name:      DNS Server

Source:        Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Server-Service

Date:          2/8/2009 12:25:45 PM

Event ID:      7062

Task Category: None

Level:         Warning

Keywords:      Classic

User:          N/A

Computer:      Schwarz18.dmsas.local


The DNS server encountered a packet addressed to itself on IP address The packet is for the DNS name "". The packet will be discarded. This condition usually indicates a configuration error. 


Check the following areas for possible self-send configuration errors: 

  1) Forwarders list. (DNS servers should not forward to themselves). 

  2) Master lists of secondary zones. 

  3) Notify lists of primary zones. 

  4) Delegations of subzones.  Must not contain NS record for this DNS server unless subzone is also on this server. 

  5) Root hints. 


Example of self-delegation: 

  -> This DNS server is the primary for the zone 

  -> The zone contains a delegation of to, 

  ( NS 

  -> BUT the zone is NOT on this server. 


Note, you should make this delegation check (with nslookup or DNS manager) both on this DNS server and on the server(s) you delegated the subzone to. It is possible that the delegation was done correctly, but that the primary DNS for the subzone, has any incorrect NS record pointing back at this server. If this incorrect NS record is cached at this server, then the self-send could result.  If found, the subzone DNS server admin should remove the offending NS record. 


You can use the DNS server debug logging facility to track down the cause of this problem.

Event Xml:

<Event xmlns="">


    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Server-Service" Guid="{71A551F5-C893-4849-886B-B5EC8502641E}" EventSourceName="DNS" />

    <EventID Qualifiers="32768">7062</EventID>






    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-02-08T17:25:45.000Z" />


    <Correlation />

    <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />

    <Channel>DNS Server</Channel>


    <Security />


  <EventData Name="DNS_EVENT_SELF_SEND">

    <Data Name="param1"></Data>

    <Data Name="param2"></Data>




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Question by:steverpayne
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    Expert Comment

    by:Chris Dent


    The error message is quite explicit about what you should check. Have you done any of that? Or are you not sure of how to do that?


    Author Comment

    not sure how to do that. Not fimilar with 2008 really so I don't want to change anything.

    Author Comment

    In the forward lookup zone  (msdcs.dmsas.local) the Name Server is using the server with the error and also the secondary. Should I remove Schwarz18 from this?
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    Expert Comment

    by:Chris Dent

    Only if the server doesn't hold a copy of _msdcs. I take it that folder is greyed out in the dmsas.local zone? If so, check the NS Records it shows when you select it.


    Accepted Solution

    Figured out the problem,  someone made changed to the NIC DNS servers and therefore giving the error messages. I also found out that we were using the wrong DNS servers for our external DNS. problem Fixed.

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