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HI
I keep getting an error form the best practice analyzer. It is commenting on me missing this _msdcs zone, but as you can see in my pic attached it is under my domain name zone.
I looked around and a saw one example where someone had this zone right under the forward lookup zones main root as _msdcs.mydomain.com and then their mydomain.com was under that and also contained this zone.
Any ideas??
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Either configuration is valid (having it as a subdomain of your domain zone, or having it as a separate zone).  By default, new AD domains created with Server 2003+ configure it as its own domain.  Here's a link with some more relevant info.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817470

If you want to change your configuration, all you do is delete the _msdcs subdomain, then create a new forward lookup zone called "_msdcs.yourdomain.com" with a replication scope of "all DNS servers in the forest".  Create a delegation under the yourdomain.com zone called "_msdcs" and add your DNS servers as the name servers.  Now restart the Netlogon service and the DC will autopopulate the _msdcs zone with its records (you'll want to do this for all DCs).
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thanks, yes i heard this _msdsc folder populates itself just seemed to good to be true haha. Yes since mine is under my domain folder i am guessing it has been taggging along since the server 200 days.
So if i add one under the forward lookup zones i call it _msdcs.mydomain.com? Then restart netlogon and let it populate? Then wehn it is done remove the one under mydomain.com or does it even matter if it is there?
I wonder if this will get rid of my error that i dont have any ldap srv records which i clearly do.
Thanks.
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I can't recall which takes precedence if you have both the explicit zone and under your domain zone.  Best to delete the one under your domain (and remember to create the delegation).
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thanks
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