fix active directory dns

how to manually fix or build forest and domain dns zones in dns
Robert HatcherSystem Admin and Network EngineerAsked:
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Adam BrownSenior Systems AdminCommented:
Depends on what is broken...You can completely rebuild the AD Integrated DNS Zone(s) with the following: 

Fixing the _msdcs zone/child in AD is fairly simple (stop netlogon service on the server, delete the _msdcs zone, run ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns, then start netlogon).

There are a few other issues that can occur that require other solutions, mostly resolved by accessing the DNS partitions in ADSIEdit:
DC=DomainDNSZones,DC=example,DC=com and DC=ForestDNSZones,DC=example,DC=com
Robert HatcherSystem Admin and Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
When I deleted the _msdcs, etc it went away period...
I tried everything and then some other stuff. I finally just uninstalled DNS and rebooted and then installed DNS and manually inserted the essential NS, SOA, along with the ldap, Kerberos and kypasswd etc and refreshed and all is well now. The DNS manager screen looks exactly the same, but now everything is working and the system is running much faster.

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