?
Solved

Windows 2008 DNS Forward Lookup Zone Expired

Posted on 2013-01-30
6
Medium Priority
?
1,638 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-24
My 2008 Domain control was down for one day and now its up again, but the DNS Forward Lookup Zones cannot Start.

This is the error I am getting:
The DNS server encountered a problem while attempting to load the zone.  The zone data may not be available in Active Directory, or the zone data is corrupt.

When Going to the Properties of the forward Lookup Zone of my domain, The status: Expired.  There is no Start or Pause button to press.

The Windows 2003 Domain Control, I can view the Forward Lookup Zone.

How do i start the DNS Forwarding Lookup Zone in Windows 2008?
0
Comment
Question by:c7oi
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Stelian Stan
ID: 38838033
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:kartook
ID: 38838162
0
 

Author Comment

by:c7oi
ID: 38838376
This is what I have on the Event Viewer for DNS Server on Windows 2008:

Warning: Event 4521, DNS Server Service
The DNS server encountered error 9002 attempting to load zone xxx.com from Active Directory.  The DNS server will attempt to load this zone again on the next timeout cycle.  this can be cause by high Active Directory load and may be a transient condition.

Error: Event 4004, DNS Server Service
The DNS server was unable to complete directory service enumeration of zone xxx.com.  This DNS server is configured to use information obtained from Active Directory for this zone and is unable to load the zone with it.  Check that Active Directory is functioning properly and repeat enumeration of the zone.  The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "000020EF: SvcErr: DSID-020801D, problem 5012 (DIR_ERROR), data-1018".  The event data contains the error.

I have try the fix from To fix that have a look on this EE answer: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/2000/Q_21339996.html

The Windows 2008 Domain Controller DNS Forward Lookup Zones still not loaded.

Please help.
0
Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Restore full virtual machine or individual guest files from 19 common file systems directly from the backup file. Schedule VM backups with PowerShell scripts. Set desired time, lean back and let the script to notify you via email upon completion.  

 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
ID: 38838851
Hi

Have u checked your database is consistent. check in directory services eventlog for any error message.

This may be your database is inconsistent or DNS zones not loaded properly.

Try to restart Dns services and wait for sometime and check for the zones to load.

Thanks
Prem
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
c7oi earned 0 total points
ID: 38907682
The DNS Database was corrupted for my Windows 2008 Server.  I rebuild a new Windows 2008 Server, Promote it and moved the FSMO role to the new server.  Decom the old windows 2008 Server.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:c7oi
ID: 38922795
Database was corrupted, nothing else can be done.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Group policies can be applied selectively to specific devices with the help of groups. Utilising this, it is possible to phase-in group policies, over a period of time, by randomly adding non-members user or computers at a set interval, to a group f…
In the absence of a fully-fledged GPO Management product like AGPM, the script in this article will provide you with a simple way to watch the domain (or a select OU) for GPOs changes and automatically take backups when policies are added, removed o…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question