troubleshooting Question

Windows DNS Not Replciating

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techmissFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Windows Server 2008Windows Server 2003DNS
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Hi All,

I have built another domain controller that is in a new site, I have two existing domain controllers in another site.

I have noticed that new forward lookup zones for the domain are not replicating to the new Domain Controller, I can only see one error for DNS which is below, but this was on 9th November so I can't see it being an issue.

How do I force replication / troubleshoot this problem?

(New & and an existing DNS Server is Win Server 2008 R2 Standard, other server is Win 2003 R2 Standard).


Event Type:	Warning
Event Source:	DNS
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	4013
Date:		09/11/2011
Time:		16:12:36
User:		N/A
Computer:	VSVR-RD-DC-05.domain.local
The DNS server is waiting for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to signal that the initial synchronization of the directory has been completed. The DNS server service cannot start until the initial synchronization is complete because critical DNS data might not yet be replicated onto this domain controller. If events in the AD DS event log indicate that there is a problem with DNS name resolution, consider adding the IP address of another DNS server for this domain to the DNS server list in the Internet Protocol properties of this computer. This event will be logged every two minutes until AD DS has signaled that the initial synchronization has successfully completed.

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Krzysztof Pytko
Senior Active Directory Engineer
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