DNS Server Service stops randomly on my Windows Server 2003 R2 machine, must restart each time
Posted on 2009-02-24
I am running a DNS server on my Windows 2003 R2 machine. About once a week or maybe every other week, my DNS service will stop unexpectedly.
All I have to do is click start from services.msc, and all is well again. The problem is the DNS server is required for my mail server and I do not always notice that it is not up for hours and therefore get a lot of very delayed email.
I have checked the event viewer inside the dnsmgmt window and there are no errors.
I do have a couple of repeated warnings however in the event viewer.
The first is this : Event 414
"The DNS server machine currently has no DNS domain name. Its DNS name is a single label hostname with no domain (example: "host" rather than "host.microsoft.com"). "
The 2nd: Event 7062
The DNS server encountered a packet addressed to itself on IP address **.***.**.***. The packet is for the DNS name "****.com.". The packet will be discarded. This condition usually indicates a configuration error.
Not sure if these warnings have anything to do with my problem.