DNS _msdcs question

I have just setup and installed a new Windows 2003 Server Active Directory Server.  During install I saw no issues or had no errors.  I rebooted the mcahine and went into DNS to check it out.  

I noticed that under the _msdcs.domain.local zone that there are no other folders.  Typically, it contains the dc, domains, gc, pdc folders.  But for some reason they are not there.

What can cause that?  Did something with DNS not install correctly?

TIA
Earl28Asked:
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Actually msdcs.domain.com is deletegate folder that is usually under the doman.com zone. You can delete this zone and your domain.com zone then your msdcs folder will be listed under your domain.com zone.

If you look under your domain.com zone you will see the msdcs folder grayed out.
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Earl28Author Commented:
So you are saying that I should delete the _msdcs.domain.local zone from Forward Lookup Zones?  
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ChiefITCommented:
I had the same question once: Dariusq helped me with this a while ago, and you can use this as an example.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Protocols/DNS/Q_24349599.html

You might want to review this because of what happens to delgation records in DNS.

Please credit dariusq. I want to see him get his 2003 server genius.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Thanks Chief! I actually just got my 2008 server genius a week ago.
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Earl28Author Commented:
I deleted both folders, and recreated the domain folder but there is nothing under it.  Now I dont have the msdcs folder at all.
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ChiefITCommented:
You will need to go to the command prompt and perform the following:

Ipconfig /flushdns
Ipconfig /registerdns
net stop netlogon
net start netlogon

now, do this:

DCdiag /fix:DNS


Perform all those commands on all DCs, and you will see the MSDCS file folders again, registered in the right location.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
If you don't have folders then you didn't create the zone correctly. You need to make sure you have your domain name in AD is the same as DNS usually when you don't have the folders is because the name is spelled wrong.
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ChiefITCommented:
I ran into the same thing Dariusq. You actually have to re-register the SRV records by either DCdiag /fix:dns or restarting the netlogon service.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Yeah, I read the post after posting and thought the author already did what you suggested but when I looked at it I realized he\she didn't
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ChiefITCommented:
stand bye one dariusq, you deserve credit on this, because deleting and recreating the SRV records was the correct thing to do.

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ChiefITCommented:
Earl:

Dariusq was right on. Can you give him credit. if you feel that my post on re-registering the SRV records helped Dariusq, you can give me an assist to Dariusq's comment.

The correct answer was to delete both MSDCS folders and then re-register the SRV records in DNS.

His comments helped me through this, as it has helped you.

Will you credit the points accordingly.

Dariusq, please get your 2003 server Genius. I want to see you with that other stripe.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
I will thanks!
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Earl28Author Commented:
Sure, how do I change it?
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ChiefITCommented:
I have requested a moderator re-open the question and you can re-assign points at that time.
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