Hello Experts - I am having major problems with DNS in my domain. Here's the situation:
First, if you want a little history - see the below issue, in which I have been successful in seizing the roles on my current DC since my previous DC died.
However, when I am trying to bring a 2nd DC online, it is unable to find the PDC.
Here the main problem:
When I ping "hostname", it resolves, but when I ping "hostname.domainname.local
" it doesn't resolve. How can I rebuild the DNS on my PDC the way it's supposed to be? Is there some sort of command line tool I can run?
Thanks in advance for any help to help me rebuild DNS on my PDC Windows Server 2008 RS installation!
EDIT: As a followup since I posted - on my 2nd DC which I am trying to introduce into the domain (as a 2nd DC), I added a "hostname.domain.local" (with corresponding IP address) into the "hosts" file in /windows/system32/drivers/
etc and now things are coming alive on the 2nd DC. But... I know this shouldn't be how it is. Again - looking for a way to auto fix the DNS on my PDC. Thanks!