DNS MMC Snap in wont connect to server
Posted on 2014-03-04
For the last week I have been unable to use the DNS MMC snap in to connect to any of the DNS servers in our domain.
When trying to connect I get the error:
"Cannot contact the DNS Server
The specified DNS server cannot be contacted. Some possible reasons include: The dns server may not be running, there may be network problems or the computer associated with the specified name or IP address could not be found."
There is no problem with DNS, it is working and replicating to all other DNS servers. I get this error when trying to connect to ANY of the 10 DNS servers in the domain, and this error occurs from any PC in the domain using any domain login.
I can use DNS MMC snap in on the DNS server themselves, but not from any pc. The servers are all win 2003, and I am connecting from windows 7. Its not been a problem until recently. The only possible things that have happened that may have affected it are that the FSMO roles were moved to another DC, and the AD schema has been prepped to allow windows 2008 DC's.
Any ideas would be much appreciated!