Promoting another server 2003 Domain Controller to Existing Domain and DNS integrated zones.
Posted on 2014-09-09
Hello, we have a network with server 2003 based domain controllers and today I have promoted another server 2003 to become a domain controller. Our Active Directory is configured with Active Directory Integrated DNS zones. The DC promo went without a hitch with one potential major exception (of course). DNS server role was not active as it wasn't installed on this server. So I had to put the CD and install this role after running DC promo. I was then prompted by a wizard asking me to configure all these DNS zones etc. Which I was assuming I would not have to do as it would automatically pull all of the DNS information down via an Active directory replication update from our other DCs (hence active directory integrated DNS). So I canceled out of this DNS wizard not liking the language or context it was using. But here's the kicker, it still enabled the DNS server service even though I canceled the wizard without filling anything out. Note that it was at the point where it said review the DNS check list before clicking next, but I cancel just after that in the next screen where it had a bunch of radio button options.
Anyway, when I went into the DNS server menu, it looks like it pulled all of our zone info down from the other domain controllers. But I tested by adding a new record on the new dns server, and then another on the old dns server and these two new records were not added to the other domain controllers, even after 10 minutes.
I received a bunch of DNS errors on the new DC's dns event log section. Of error event ID 4513 and 4015.
So for the time being I have shut this new domain controller off fairly quickly, about 30 minutes total after having done this, just to make sure that it doesn't somehow wipe out all of the dns records in our other older domain controller, which would be fantastically bad.
So my question is, what has gone wrong, how do I fix this and is there any risk to our other domain controllers dns records?
Thanks for the help.