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How to remove DNS in Windows 2003?

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I have removed DNS role from my Widnows 2003 server but for some reasons I can still see "DNS Server" in Event Viewer. Is that normal? If I go to Manage Your Server, I did not see the DNS role and DNS is not checked in Add/Remove Windows Components.

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by:Adam Brown
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DNS Server will be listed in the event viewer until the events related to DNS get pushed out either due to age or other reasons. What are the errors you're seeing? Is this server a domain controller?
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by:Shaik M. Sajid
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C:\Windows\System32\dns

find and delete the dns folder
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by:SAM2009
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This a old DC which I depromote the AD. Now is just an normal file server
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by:DarinTCH
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DNS will still 'remain' for a short time
I also perform a flush
ipconfig /flushdns
so the local cache is gone
and remeber you may have 'hard coded' or manually entered that address on some PC
and the will continue to look to that server

if DNS is setup properly on the new Server and config properly in DHCP
you should see the msgs decrease

for future reference - Best practice (in a live environement that has some age to it)
build new server....
change IP on old server
assign old IP address of DNS to new DNS server
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Sarang Tinguria earned 500 total points
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Take backup of registry first then delete below DNS Server folder at below location and check after restarting the server

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\DNS Server
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by:Sandy
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regedit is the whole and sole for this.
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