Should I repair this missing top-level domain name issue and if so how?
Posted on 2009-07-03
I have inherited a small NT domain with 1 forest, 1 domain, 1 dc (2003 Server Std.) and about 15 clients (XP Pro). I noticed that there is a constant DNS error of event 6702 - DNS has updated its own host record...Since there is no other DS-integrated peer, it says I can ignore it but I hate to have errors. Also, the dc( and therefore the domain) is named without a top-level. It is server.xyz, no server.xyz.local, which again I prefer. Thew clients seem to be working ok, accessing network shares, etc. The DHCP server is setup though with 015 DNS domain name option as xyz.local....why everything is working I don't know. And the DHCP address leases auotmatically include RAS leases to the dc and again they are server.xyz.local while all the clients are client.xyz. Should I be concerned here or leave as is? I was even considering running the domain rename tool. My concern now would be if in the future if all of the sudden I start having issues added clients to the domain, especially more Vista or 7 clients. What should I do to fix some of these issues?