DNS root hints not working Windows 2008

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-06

We have a Windows 2008 domain with DNS forwarders.
Normally this should work without DNS forwarders, then it uses root hints.
But some addresses were not resolved with the root hints.
I saw this because, some mails where not delivered, and i put the forwarders in place and it was fixed.
How is this possible?
Question by:Stussyexpert
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    Expert Comment

    Is this an R2 edition? I had the problem with EDNS probes on an R2 box where I didn't before

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    Expert Comment

    by:Glen Knight
    I personally always use forwarders because I find the root hints to be unreliable.

    Also was it completely upto date? There has been some root hint updates recently.
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    Accepted Solution

    This is a known issue with Windows 2008 servers.

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