DNS server was unable to create the built-in directory partition

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Gueorgui Dimov, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. after promoting first w2k8 dc in w2k domain I've noticed the following
    errors in DNS log:
    The DNS server was unable to create the built-in directory partition
    ForestDnsZones.heathmill.com. The error was 9906.
    The DNS server was unable to create the built-in directory partition
    DomainDnsZones.heathmill.com. The error was 9906.
    with the following action suggested:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc735663.aspx

    how safe is it to "create a forest-wide and domain-wide DNS directory
    partition" and will this override anything in the old DCs?
    it is suggesting to "Create Default Application Directory Partitions" and
    those were intriduced in w2k3 as far as I know so should be pretty safe to
    carry out?
     
    Gueorgui Dimov, Aug 15, 2008
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  2. Gueorgui Dimov

    Avinash Guest

    The error 9906 really means as follows:
    net helpmsg 9906
    The application directory partition operation failed. The domain controller
    hold
    ing the domain naming master role is down or unable to service the request
    or is
    not running Windows Server 2003.

    Ensure the FSMO role holder is up and running.

    Also, you can try Log on as Enterprise Admin and do the same.

    As far as creating the forest-wide and domain-wide DNS directory partition
    is concerned take help of the Microsoft Technical Support to ensure nothing
    is going to overwritten.

    Regards,
    Avinash

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
     
    Avinash, Aug 16, 2008
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  3. Thanks Avinash,

    this is the first w2k8 DC I've added therefore indeed all FSMO roles are
    still held by a w2k sp4 DC

    G
     
    Gueorgui Dimov, Aug 18, 2008
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  4. after transferring the roles I've successfully created the zones
     
    Gueorgui Dimov, Aug 18, 2008
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