We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

DNS working but unable to snapin

1,139 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Ok, I found an employee attempting to enable Windows Deployment Services on my domain controller. I stopped it and had the process cancelled and ever since then I am running into issues with this Domain Controller.

The funny thisng is this. DNS is working on the DC. I can open DNS via my workstations Admin Tools but when you are on the DC and click DNS in Admin Tools it will not load the snapin. I have attempted to run MMC and snap it in manually but DNS is not an option. So far I have

1. Restarted the DC
2. Restarted the DNS Server service

Event Viewer shows DNS successfully performing zone transfers. So I am at a loss for what this is. I have read many topics but in each instance DNS wasn't working or it was someone did not know how to right click and add server, I do not get these options. DNSMGMT.MSC is in the system32 folder.

I had two event errors this morning but they cleared with a restart

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      DNS
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      4015
Date:            6/15/2010
Time:            8:18:01 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      DC1
Description:
The DNS server has encountered a critical error from the Active Directory. Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the error.

and

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      DNS
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      4004
Date:            6/15/2010
Time:            8:18:01 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      DC1
Description:
The DNS server was unable to complete directory service enumeration of zone ..  This DNS server is configured to use information obtained from Active Directory for this zone and is unable to load the zone without it.  Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly and repeat enumeration of the zone. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the error.
Comment
Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 9 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE