We have a fairly large environment 20+ offices of mixed 2003 and 2008 servers. Or domain and DNS are integrated on 2003 Domain Controllers.
We have added a 2008 R2 server to one of the remote offices and we have made it a DC. When we installed the AD role we elected not to add the DNS role at that time.
We are now adding the DNS role. We added it and we notice that in the DNS manager on this server we see the primary domain -- all we see under the Forward Zone is LOCALHOST. Under the Reverse Lookup ZOnes we see many of the reverse zones that exist.
We are not sure why the primary domain zone is not listed under the Forward Zone branch and we are not sure what we need to do to correct it.