DNS Recursive Query Test Fails

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Peter B, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Peter B

    Peter B Guest

    Hi all,

    can't understand why my "DNS Recursive query test" fails, the simple test
    no dns error msgs in event viewer.

    - DNS name "format": mycompanyname.city.local (server not on internet)
    - main dc, wins/ad/dhcp/dns installed
    - 2nd dc, doesn't have dns installed as backup as of yet.

    any help appreciated
    thanks in advance
    Peter B, Jan 15, 2005
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  2. Peter B

    Herb Martin Guest

    This is fairly common since the recursive test
    depends on having a VALID "root hints" (root
    server list) and being able to reach that root and

    Which makes it even more likely you would fail a
    recursive test IF the root hints were still set to the
    Internet (default) set -- and are in fact unreachable.
    Herb Martin, Jan 15, 2005
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  3. Peter B

    Peter B Guest

    Hi Herb,
    thanks for that information.

    can this be safely ignored or should i alter some settings to get this test
    to pass.

    to answer your question: "IF the root hints were still set to the Internet
    (default) set ", -> yes they are still the defaults as dns setup, i have
    made no changes to the dns system, its the way w3k/ads installed and set it

    Thanks in advance
    Peter B, Jan 16, 2005
  4. Peter B

    Herb Martin Guest

    YES, IF everything you need to work is working.
    Ok, so you have a machien that is not connected to the
    Internet, but has the root hints from the Internet (which
    it cannot reach), so yes it will always fail the recursive
    test and this does not matter in your case.

    You might speed things up a bit (if you have no other
    zones on other servers -- secondaries for this zone are
    FINE, or zones on this server are ok) if you go to
    advanced and Disable Recursion.

    BUT WARNING: If you need that recursion OR need
    forwarding later, that must be RE-enabled and it is
    easy to forget or to forget where the setting is located.
    Herb Martin, Jan 16, 2005
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    Configure a forwarder. That should make it work.


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  6. Peter B

    Peter B Guest

    Thanks Ace,

    "Ace Fekay [MVP]"
    Peter B, Jan 17, 2005
  7. Peter B

    Peter B Guest

    Hi Herb,

    thanks again for the help. yes things "seem" to be working....

    this is out of my expertise, i'll probably hire someone to come in and fix
    it and make sure things are setup ok.

    thanks again
    Peter B, Jan 17, 2005
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    My pleasure...


    Ace Fekay [MVP], Jan 21, 2005
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