_msdcs.forestname.local is missing

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by CB, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. CB

    CB Guest

    The _msdcs.forestname.local folder is missing, but the domainname zone
    folder is in place and has a _msdcs subfolder.

    However the domainzone folder is missing the DomainDnsZons and Forest

    How do I re-create the _msdcs.forestname.local folder ?
    And more importantly why do I need it? ;-)

    2 DC's which dns list each other.
    This is the forest root.

    CB, Jun 3, 2005
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  2. CB

    CB Guest

    Found this excellent explanation.In a single domain forest it's not essential to place _msdcs in it's own
    forward lookup zone as it's part of the forest root zone in any case. As
    you introduce child domains or other trees, they need to be able to "see"
    _msdcs.<forestrootzone>. One approach is to split it off as it's own zone
    and have that replicate everywhere ... in fact, that's the default setup in
    Windows Server 2003 where _msdcs.<forestrootzone> is it's own forward lookup
    zone and it replicates to all DNS servers in the forest.

    Mark Renoden [MSFT]
    Windows Platform Support Team

    My question:
    I lost it as its own zone. How can I bring it back. Safely.
    CB, Jun 3, 2005
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    Create a new forward lookup zone named _msdcs.forestname.local and restart
    the netlogon service.

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    CB Guest

    Thank you. Worked like a charm now this brings me to the next step for our
    windows 2003 domain with AD and DNS integrated:

    We rebuilt our DNS active directory structure exactly like suggested. Thank

    But we also lost our nifty:

    DomainDNSZones (think I can get back)
    ForestDNSZones (think I can get back)
    Tapi3directory (Have no IDEA if I can re-create)

    Ideas for restoration of the first two:



    Does anyone know if there is a correct way to restore Tapi3directory? And
    the other zones safely? Think I have th other two ok.

    "If it ain't broke, don't make me fix it."
    CB, Jun 5, 2005
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