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DNS Server

Posted on 2014-08-15
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Last Modified: 2014-08-15
I have a windows 2003 SBS Standard.  DNS is not started and I cannot get it started.  Any tricks to get it to work?  When I do start it it says started and then I refresh and it's back to not started.
Question by:mkramer777
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Please have a look at your event log and paste the specific event IDs related to dns server.

Run (Winkey + r) eventvwr
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At first glance and based on what Microsoft says this looks like resource issues.
You will need to stop some running applications that may be hogging resources (memory - cpu etc)

Once done restart the dns service:

    On the DNS server, start Server Manager. To start Server Manager, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
    In the console tree, double-click Roles, double-click DNS Server, and then double-click DNS.
    Right-click the DNS server, click All Tasks, and then click Restart.


If all else fails and you can afford to, try to reboot and see if it still fails to start.
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can I just go to services and start DNS Server?
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Yes you can, same action.

We just need to be sure sufficient resources are now free and figure out what is hogging those resources and how to avoid in the future.

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Ending some applications made it work

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