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can't open DNS on Server 2008

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Client has a domain that was originally built with a 2003 domain controller. Later a 2008 R2 DC was added. They're having random issues with mapping drives. You can ping the server by name, fqdn and IP without issue. I've found that I cannot open DNS on the 2008 DC. When DNS opens, I try to add the local machine and it fails with "Access was denied. Would you like to add it anyway". Obviously the console will open but is useless to me. All of the FSMO roles are on the 2008 DC.
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by:ITConsultantChi
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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/e2369a4f-2001-4d4f-83cf-040f0d91e412

1. Open "hosts' file from c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ folder in notepad
2. Make sure that the IPv4 and IPv6 loop back address are present in the file, if not add it as below
   127.0.0.1       localhost
   ::1             localhost
3. Save and close the file.
4. Open services console and restart the dnsclient service and DNS server service
5. Now open the DNS management console
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by:argroup
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The lines do exist in the hosts file but the issue remains.
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by:Justin Yeung
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what is your network connection DNS pointing to?
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by:argroup
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I've tried to point its own DNS setting to itself and to the other DC with a flush/renew after each change to no avail.
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by:Justin Yeung
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first check if you have any repliciation issue

repadmin /replsum

this command will own show the replication summary
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by:argroup
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The failure shows "The directory service cannot replicate with this server because the time since the last replication with this server has exceeded the tombstone lifetime"
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by:argroup
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The two DCs are showing the correct time and time zone.
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by:Justin Yeung
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does it contains all the FSMO?

netdom query /domain:DOMAINNAME fsmo
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by:Justin Yeung
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are they on the same site/subnet?
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by:Justin Yeung
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To resolve this issue demote a Domain Controller forcefully "DCPROMO /FORCEREMOVAL" and perform metadata cleanup and remove failed DC's records from AD.
 
If the problem domain controller currently holds one or more operations master roles, seize the operations master roles to another healthy domain controller before demoting it.

and this is pain in the a**
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by:argroup
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The server with the issue holds all of the FSMO roles. There is only one subnet in this environment.
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run dcdiag /d and see which server is actually having problem..............

i will say it is probably the 2008 server since it is the one that got problem...........

try if you can move the roles back to 2003 server or a new 2008 DC.......

then dcpromo the problem one from the domain.
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by:argroup
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The 2008 server is one dcdiag says is the issue. I will build a new DC tomorrow and get back to you
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by:Justin Yeung
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good luck!
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by:argroup
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Demoting and promoting the DC with the DNS issues seems to have resolved the issues.
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