I've promoted a new Server 2008 R2 server to a domain controller (single forest domain). My old domain controller is Server 2003 and will be decommissioned once this problem is solved. It is also my DNS and DHCP. Now DNS is Active Directory integrated and has replicated to my new domain controller, but for some reason doesn't work. Any clients I point to the Svr2008 DNS doesn't resolve hosts.
Here's what I've done thus far:
-Added new Svr2008 to the domain.
-Prepped domain with adprep (forest and domain)
-Promoted Svr2008 to Domain Controller and installed AD DS.
-Transferred all FSMO roles to new Svr2008 and made Svr2008 a Global Catalog Server as well. (both new and old servers are GC Servers)
-Confirmed Replication between two domain controllers.
I'm looking at the DNS role on the Svr2008 and it shows all my zones replicated. My main zone looks like this:
My Events Viewer summary for DNS isn't showing any errors at the moment. I have a single client pointing to this DNS server but it cannot resolve anything. My OLD DNS is still up and running for now and I have a new DHCP scope thats waiting to be activate with the new DNS server address for my clients.
The only thing I can see that is a problem is my Best Practices Analyzer has a single error:
DNS: Zone _msdcs.domain.local is an Active Directory integrated DNS Zone and must be available.
2/20/2011 11:41:21 AM
The Active Directory integrated DNS zone _msdcs.domain.local was not found.
DNS queries for the Active Directory integrated zone _msdcs.domain.local might fail.
Restore the Active Directory integrated DNS zone _msdcs.domain.local.
More information about this best practice and detailed resolution procedures: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=189238
_msdcs does exist but as a subzone of my main domain zone. I'm not sure what the problem is. What am I missing? THANKS!