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Windows 2000 DNS question

Single server, single domain Windows 2000 SP4

Each time the server starts or the DNS service starts I have this error message logged in the event log:

Source: DNS
ID event :1000
DNS server did not find the file dns\cache.dns. Check that this file exists in ...

I checked that the cache.dns file is not present in the WINNT\system32\dns\

Is it a problem ? (server works fine without any problem)
I am planning to add a second Windows 2008 R2 DC to migrate the domain to Windows 2008; will this message be a problem to the migration?

Thank you
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gadsad
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vaderjCommented:
who has the permissions on the file?
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Computer-Service-St-LouisCommented:
How many users on your Win2k domain? I would avoid migration at all costs, especially  from a win2k environment. Migrations never go as smooth as I would have liked them too, even though I followed best practice to a T. The migration tends to pull over issues into your new environment in my experience.  If possible I would use this as an opportunity to create a fresh start. It will ensure that the AD environment is error free. It is more work up front, but may save you time in the long run if the old server has issues.
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Felicia KingCommented:
IMHO, you should turn on active directory integrated DNS instead of storing the DNS on the DC in a zone file. That will eliminate the issue. I have no issue with doing the migration project you specify assuming that you feel that the domain is well-designed and doesn't have a bunch of wacko polies on it. I draw the line with migrating anything from SBS because SBS puts so much junk into AD as far as policies. It would take longer to weed out the junk you don't want with SBS than to just start over (typically).

If you add a 2nd DC to the domain, please use AD integrated DNS there also. Make sure that DNS is replicating properly between the two of them and that all other data has fully replicated to the new DC. Use repadmin to monitor. Once you feel all the data has synchronized/replicated, you can transfer all the FSMO roles to the new DC and decommission the old if you choose.
Please always have two DCs per domain for redundancy.
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gadsadAuthor Commented:
DNS is already integrated to AD
It is not an SBS but Windows 2000 SP4 standard edition
No errors in DCDIAG and no errors in NETDIAG

I have 20 users and I do not understard why migration of AD (to a new Windows 2008 R2 server) should be so complicated. I hope it will not

Thank you
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vaderjCommented:
Migration should not be complicated.. Maybe a couple adprep commands an dpropagation should occour automatically
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vaderjCommented:
Migration should not be complicated.. Maybe a couple adprep commands an dpropagation should occour automatically
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gadsadAuthor Commented:
thank you
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