DNS logs - none are recent

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by JohnB, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. JohnB

    JohnB Guest

    I looked at the DNS logs in Event Viewer this morning and the most recent
    log was from 11/2009. Which seems very odd. Seems like I should at least
    have some recent "information" logs.
    Is this an indication that the log is corrupt?
    How can start a new log, clear all events?
    JohnB, Apr 23, 2010
    1. Advertisements

  2. Hello JohnB,

    Check the event log properties, maybe it is only on the maximum size? Also
    check the DNS server properties in the DNS management console for Event logging
    settings, maybe it is set to No Events?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Apr 24, 2010
    1. Advertisements

  3. JohnB

    JohnB Guest

    Didn't think of that. Checked event log properties and it was recording
    all events. DNS server properties was set to errors and warnings. Still
    surprising that it hasn't recorded any warnings. I set it to all events and
    will watch that over the next 24 hours.
    JohnB, Apr 24, 2010
  4. JohnB,

    Have you changed the DNS addresses on the server to point to itself?


    This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Please reply back to the newsgroup or forum for collaboration benefit among responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your resolution.

    Ace Fekay, MVP, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

    If you feel this is an urgent issue and require immediate assistance, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
    Ace Fekay [MVP - Directory Services, MCT], Apr 24, 2010
  5. JohnB

    JohnB Guest

    Yes, the DNS servers point to themselves.

    JohnB, Apr 25, 2010
  6. I asssume you mean the domain controllers. Good to hear!

    I also assume you've changed DHCP Options so it only gives the DC as
    the DNS address.


    Ace Fekay [MVP - Directory Services, MCT], Apr 25, 2010
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.