How do I get my primary DNS server to be SOA

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Our power went down and both DNS server DNS1 and DNS2 now think they are both SOA

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We now have two zones
http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=7711

If the zone is AD integrated - the individual servers would see themselves as the primary server.  If you need to you can manually increment the serial number on the host that you want to ensure is seen as the most recently updated.
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just to clarift what has been said, If it is AD integrated DNS then its is normal for them both to be the SOA - thats the way that AD Integrated DNS works
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we've already tried manually updating the increment to push SOA by force, no dice.
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Is this AD Integrated DNS?
Is AD Replicating OK ?

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AD integrated = yes
AD replicating = yes
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If  they are AD integrated then both can and will be SOA. No reason to change

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What could cause dns to not resolve then?
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What is not resolving? External or internal?

Run dcdiag /test:dns

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Failure on Auth, Forw and Dyn
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Post the whole dcdiag this will help me figure out what is wrong.

Make sure your are pointing to internal DNS servers only no external DNS servers.

Put in DNS Forwarders like 4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.1

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773370(WS.10).aspx

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CPSCORPDC1
 
H:\>dcdiag /test:dns
 
Domain Controller Diagnosis
 
Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.
 
Doing initial required tests
 
   Testing server: Corporate\CPSCORPDC1
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... CPSCORPDC1 passed test Connectivity
 
Doing primary tests
 
   Testing server: Corporate\CPSCORPDC1
 
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 : parking
 
   Running enterprise tests on : parking.com
      Starting test: DNS
         Test results for domain controllers:
 
            DC: cpscorpdc1.parking.com
            Domain: parking.com
 
 
               TEST: Forwarders/Root hints (Forw)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: a.root-se
rvers.net. (198.41.0.4)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: b.root-se
rvers.net. (128.9.0.107)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: b.root-se
rvers.net. (192.228.79.201)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: c.root-se
rvers.net. (192.33.4.12)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: d.root-se
rvers.net. (128.8.10.90)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: e.root-se
rvers.net. (192.203.230.10)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: f.root-se
rvers.net. (192.5.5.241)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: g.root-se
rvers.net. (192.112.36.4)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: h.root-se
rvers.net. (128.63.2.53)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: i.root-se
rvers.net. (192.36.148.17)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: j.root-se
rvers.net. (192.58.128.30)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: j.root-se
rvers.net. (198.41.0.10)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: k.root-se
rvers.net. (193.0.14.129)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: l.root-se
rvers.net. (198.32.64.12)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: l.root-se
rvers.net. (199.7.83.42)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: m.root-se
rvers.net. (202.12.27.33)
 
               TEST: Delegations (Del)
                  Error: DNS server: cpscorpdc1.parking.com. IP:10.2.20.15 [Brok
en delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
                  Error: DNS server: cpscorpdc2.parking.com. IP:10.2.20.16 [Brok
en delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
                  Error: DNS server: cpsdrdc1.parking.com. IP:10.141.1.54 [Broke
n delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
                  Error: DNS server: cpsdrdc2.parking.com. IP:10.141.1.55 [Broke
n delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
                  Error: DNS server: cpsnycdc1.parking.com. IP:10.5.1.79 [Broken
delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
 
         Summary of test results for DNS servers used by the above domain contro
llers:
 
            DNS server: 202.12.27.33 (m.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 202.12.27.33
 
            DNS server: 199.7.83.42 (l.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 199.7.83.42
 
            DNS server: 198.41.0.4 (a.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 198.41.0.4
 
            DNS server: 198.41.0.10 (j.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 198.41.0.10
 
            DNS server: 198.32.64.12 (l.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 198.32.64.12
 
            DNS server: 193.0.14.129 (k.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 193.0.14.129
 
            DNS server: 192.58.128.30 (j.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.58.128.30
 
            DNS server: 192.5.5.241 (f.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.5.5.241
 
            DNS server: 192.36.148.17 (i.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.36.148.17
 
            DNS server: 192.33.4.12 (c.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.33.4.12
 
            DNS server: 192.228.79.201 (b.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.228.79.201
 
            DNS server: 192.203.230.10 (e.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.203.230.10
 
            DNS server: 192.112.36.4 (g.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.112.36.4
 
            DNS server: 128.9.0.107 (b.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 128.9.0.107
 
            DNS server: 128.8.10.90 (d.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 128.8.10.90
 
            DNS server: 128.63.2.53 (h.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 128.63.2.53
 
            DNS server: 10.5.1.79 (cpsnycdc1.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.5.1.79
 
            DNS server: 10.2.20.16 (cpscorpdc2.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.2.20.16
 
            DNS server: 10.2.20.15 (cpscorpdc1.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.2.20.15
 
            DNS server: 10.141.1.55 (cpsdrdc2.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.141.1.55
 
            DNS server: 10.141.1.54 (cpsdrdc1.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.141.1.54
 
         Summary of DNS test results:
 
                                            Auth Basc Forw Del  Dyn  RReg Ext
               ________________________________________________________________
            Domain: parking.com
               cpscorpdc1                   PASS PASS FAIL FAIL PASS PASS n/a
 
         ......................... parking.com failed test DNS
 
H:\>
 
CPSCORPDC2
 
H:\>dcdiag /test:dns
 
Domain Controller Diagnosis
 
Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.
 
Doing initial required tests
 
   Testing server: Corporate\CPSCORPDC2
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... CPSCORPDC2 passed test Connectivity
 
Doing primary tests
 
   Testing server: Corporate\CPSCORPDC2
 
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 : parking
 
   Running enterprise tests on : parking.com
      Starting test: DNS
         Test results for domain controllers:
 
            DC: cpscorpdc2.parking.com
            Domain: parking.com
 
 
               TEST: Basic (Basc)
                  Warning: adapter [00000002] HP NC7782 Gigabit Server Adapter h
as invalid DNS server: 101.41.1.54 (<name unavailable>)
 
               TEST: Forwarders/Root hints (Forw)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: a.root-se
rvers.net. (198.41.0.4)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: b.root-se
rvers.net. (128.9.0.107)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: b.root-se
rvers.net. (192.228.79.201)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: c.root-se
rvers.net. (192.33.4.12)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: d.root-se
rvers.net. (128.8.10.90)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: e.root-se
rvers.net. (192.203.230.10)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: f.root-se
rvers.net. (192.5.5.241)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: g.root-se
rvers.net. (192.112.36.4)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: h.root-se
rvers.net. (128.63.2.53)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: i.root-se
rvers.net. (192.36.148.17)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: j.root-se
rvers.net. (192.58.128.30)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: j.root-se
rvers.net. (198.41.0.10)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: k.root-se
rvers.net. (193.0.14.129)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: l.root-se
rvers.net. (198.32.64.12)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: l.root-se
rvers.net. (199.7.83.42)
                  Error: Root hints list has invalid root hint server: m.root-se
rvers.net. (202.12.27.33)
 
               TEST: Delegations (Del)
                  Error: DNS server: cpscorpdc1.parking.com. IP:10.2.20.15 [Brok
en delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
                  Error: DNS server: cpscorpdc2.parking.com. IP:10.2.20.16 [Brok
en delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
                  Error: DNS server: cpsdrdc1.parking.com. IP:10.141.1.54 [Broke
n delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
                  Error: DNS server: cpsdrdc2.parking.com. IP:10.141.1.55 [Broke
n delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
                  Error: DNS server: cpsnycdc1.parking.com. IP:10.5.1.79 [Broken
delegated domain parking.com.parking.com.]
 
         Summary of test results for DNS servers used by the above domain contro
llers:
 
            DNS server: 202.12.27.33 (m.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 202.12.27.33
 
            DNS server: 199.7.83.42 (l.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 199.7.83.42
 
            DNS server: 198.41.0.4 (a.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 198.41.0.4
 
            DNS server: 198.41.0.10 (j.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 198.41.0.10
 
            DNS server: 198.32.64.12 (l.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 198.32.64.12
 
            DNS server: 193.0.14.129 (k.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 193.0.14.129
 
            DNS server: 192.58.128.30 (j.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.58.128.30
 
            DNS server: 192.5.5.241 (f.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.5.5.241
 
            DNS server: 192.36.148.17 (i.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.36.148.17
 
            DNS server: 192.33.4.12 (c.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.33.4.12
 
            DNS server: 192.228.79.201 (b.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.228.79.201
 
            DNS server: 192.203.230.10 (e.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.203.230.10
 
            DNS server: 192.112.36.4 (g.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 192.112.36.4
 
            DNS server: 128.9.0.107 (b.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 128.9.0.107
 
            DNS server: 128.8.10.90 (d.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 128.8.10.90
 
            DNS server: 128.63.2.53 (h.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 128.63.2.53
 
            DNS server: 101.41.1.54 (<name unavailable>)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               This is not a valid DNS server. PTR record query for the 1.0.0.12
7.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DNS server 101.41.1.54
               Name resolution is not functional. _ldap._tcp.parking.com. failed
on the DNS server 101.41.1.54
 
            DNS server: 10.5.1.79 (cpsnycdc1.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.5.1.79
 
            DNS server: 10.2.20.16 (cpscorpdc2.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.2.20.16
 
            DNS server: 10.2.20.15 (cpscorpdc1.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.2.20.15
 
            DNS server: 10.141.1.55 (cpsdrdc2.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.141.1.55
 
            DNS server: 10.141.1.54 (cpsdrdc1.parking.com.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               Delegation is broken for the domain parking.com.parking.com. on t
he DNS server 10.141.1.54
 
         Summary of DNS test results:
 
                                            Auth Basc Forw Del  Dyn  RReg Ext
               ________________________________________________________________
            Domain: parking.com
               cpscorpdc2                   PASS WARN FAIL FAIL PASS PASS n/a
 
         ......................... parking.com failed test DNS
 
H:\>
 
 

 
 

Author

Commented:
We have 2 dc's local one at DC and another at are DR.
Our Sr sys admin walked out 2 months ago we are all mid to sort of senior level here but this has stumped us today.
Top Expert 2012
Commented:
Go to your TCP\IP properties in the DNS settings you should be pointing to the DCs IP addresses there should NOT be external DNS servers listed here. Once you have changed the DNS settings in your TCP\IP settings go to command prompt

Run ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns, and dcdiag /fix

Go put in the DNS Forwarders as well

Author

Commented:
Going to run this off DC1, that okay?
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
That is fine but you should do both. Post ipconfig /all after making TCP\IP changes

Author

Commented:
On it give me a few,

Author

Commented:
halon discharge , walking out of dc will post later once clear or in am sorry for delay

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