Unable to remove a corrupt AD DNS zone
Posted on 2010-09-09
After performing a long round of recovery on a Server 2008R2 domain controller my one lingering issue is a corrupt primary DNS zone. This is a single DC environment with only the one primary DNS zone.
I am attempting to delete the zone and recreate it, then run a DCDiag to help put the pieces back together but running into the following error when trying to delete the zone:
The zone cannot be deleted.
The Active Directory service is not available.
All AD services are running and serving logon requests, but knowing now reliant on DNS AD is I'm guessing it's the corruption in DNS that's keeping me from deleting the zone.
I did attempt to remove the zone via ADSIEdit but it doesn't show up in the console, so it's really jacked up. And, unfortunately, a good back up is not available to restore from (that's a tongue lashing for another day).
And thoughts on how to force the zone deletion?