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troubleshooting Question

DNS failing test Basic and missing(?) srv records

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Windows Server 2003Active DirectoryDNS
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Another dns mess that I've inherited.  Any help would be much appreciated.  This is a Win2k3 domain.

Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\CRADB
      Starting test: Connectivity
            *** Warning: could not confirm the identity of this server in
               the directory versus the names returned by DNS servers.
               If there are problems accessing this directory server then
               you may need to check that this server is correctly registered
               with DNS
         ......................... CRADB passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\CRADB

DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
   Running partition tests on : Schema
   Running partition tests on : Configuration
   Running partition tests on : cra
   Running enterprise tests on : cra.com
      Starting test: DNS
         Test results for domain controllers:
            DC: cradb
            Domain: cra.com

               TEST: Basic (Basc)
                  Error: The A record for this DC was not found
               TEST: Records registration (RReg)
                  Network Adapter [00000001] Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client):
                     Error: Missing A record at DNS server :
                     cradb (Where exactly is it looking for this?  There are several A records for it)
                     Warning: Missing DC SRV record at DNS server :
                     _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.cra.com         (This record does exist at this location.
                     Error: Missing GC SRV record at DNS server :
                     _ldap._tcp.gc._msdcs.cra.com (For some reason, there is no "gc" object.  How do I manually create this?)

               Error: Record registrations cannot be found for all the network adapters
         Summary of DNS test results:
                                            Auth Basc Forw Del  Dyn  RReg Ext  
            Domain: cra.com
                                            PASS FAIL PASS PASS PASS FAIL n/a  
         ......................... cra.com failed test DNS
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