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DNS server service won't start - issue with service account configuration

I have a Win 2008 R2 domain controller running DNS.  The DNS service stopped running yesterday and will no longer start.  The error is 1297: "A privilege that the service requires to function properly does not exist in the service account configuration."  The DNS service is logging on as the domain administrator account.  I'm a bit concerned about the root causes of all of this unpleasantness but primarily would like to know what privileges are missing which would allow the DNS service to start properly.
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
Check the dhcp, to make sure the DNS is authorized, sometimes for strange reasons the dns server becomes un authorised
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SmaxeyAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the suggestion.  I did have to update the credentials for dynamic DNS update by DHCP, but, unfortunately, the DNS service still won't start.
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it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
Your DNS service should not be running using the domain administrator account and the DNS service does not need such elevated permissions.

The DNS service *by default* uses Local System.Capture.JPG-saige-
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SmaxeyAuthor Commented:
That was it.  I don't know who had made the change on this server, but once I switched it back to local system account, DNS started right up.  Thank you!
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