Is my Windows 2003 DNS server sending notifications? Can I force it to?
Posted on 2009-05-11
I've been trying to move my zones from a BIND server to a Windows DNS server with embarrassing results. For a couple of zones, Windows rejected some of the old, illegal entries and broke.
Anyway, today's FIRST issue is this: my server doesn't seem to be sending out notifications. I transferred the primary role for the zone from one (BIND) box to a windows box. I accidentally left the port blocked so the initial transfer to the (main campus) DNS server couldn't happen. I fixed that right away, but it hasn't initiated a transfer since then (at least 8 hours).
I've changed records and reloaded the zone, hoping to initiate a notify and thus a transfer, but no dice.
I'm allowing transfers to everyone (I know, I'll lock it back down when this gets fixed);
The other server is listed as a DNS server for the zone;
I have tried setting my server to notify other DNS servers; then put in the specific IP address;
Should I be able to see notifications in the Windows Event Log? It shows transfers but I don't see notifications.
Is there anything I can do (other than changing entries in the zone) to force it to send notifications?