DNS reverse lookup zone gone!

I deleted my reverse lookup zone thinking I could just recreate it. It has now been 2 days and only the servers are listed.

Some shared printers are now not working and remote desktop now only works with the machine IP.

Can anyone help!!! (please!)
HKFueyAsked:
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
If you are comfortable with Powershell, you should read thru the article below:

http://kpytko.pl/2012/08/12/dns-bulk-ptr-records-creation/

Dan
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footechCommented:
If you recreated your zone, how records get created in it depend on whether you have set to allow dynamic updates.  Statically configured Windows machines (whether server or workstation) will register their own records in the zone.  DHCP clients should have their PTR records registered by the DHCP service (assuming you are using the Windows DHCP service).  Things like printers will not (to my knowledge) register PTR records - you will have to create them manually.

However, printers and remote desktop do not depend on reverse zones in any way.  Are you sure you're not referring to a forward lookup zone?
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
Do you have a backup of your DNS (both reverse & forward look up zones). If  so, you can restore it.

If you have forward look up zone, then you can manually recreate the reverse look up zone and update the PTR for each DNS records manually or through scripts (if you are good at scripting). See the below links for the scripts.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms682711%28VS.85%29.aspx

http://serverfault.com/questions/163612/create-ptr-records-from-existing-a-records-windows-dns 

How to create the reverse look up zone, refer the link below;
http://www.winadmins.com/2012/01/windows-step-by-step-create-reverse.html

How to backup the DNS, refer the link below;
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/6409b8d5-da43-41f6-83ba-f706a6422dcc/dns-manual-backup

How to backup the DNS (reverse zone) , refer the link below;
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Protocols/DNS/Q_25059905.html
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
restart the server
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HKFueyAuthor Commented:
In the end this was a permissions issue, I can't give details as my colleague sorted it.

Thanks for useful info
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