I want to ensure Active Directory starts AFTER DNS starts

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Spin, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Spin

    Spin Guest

    If I wanted to ensure Active Directory starts AFTER DNS starts how would I
    do that? Running Windows Server 2003 SP1, with Exchange SP1. This is a
    single-server pointing to itself for DNS and running Active Directory. The
    zone is standard primary with Secure and Non-secure updates set to 'Yes'. I
    have a zone domain.local and a zone _msdcs.domain.local.

    I am tired of the occasional 4015 error in my DNS event log. It only pops
    up once every 3 reboots or so and the system is basically running
    flawlessly. And please don't tell me they can be safely ignored as I
    already know they can be safely ignored. I am determined to either stop the
    4015 error or at least learn AD better while trying. A paste of the error
    is below. Maybe there is something to be gleaned from the Data at the
    bottom (which is: 0000: 51 00 00 00 Q...)?

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: DNS
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 4015
    Date: 11/13/2005
    Time: 2:50:55 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: Server1
    Description:
    The DNS server has encountered a critical error from the Active Directory.
    Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly. The extended error
    debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the
    error.

    Data:
    0000: 51 00 00 00 Q...
     
    Spin, Nov 14, 2005
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  2. As mentioned in your other post you need to define a dependency for the
    service in question. You can either do this through SERVICES.MSC or via
    REGEDIT.

    Make the LSA depend on DNS. Do not make DNS AD-Integrated.
     
    Paul Williams [MVP], Nov 15, 2005
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  3. Spin

    Spin Guest

    Did that and it seems to work.
     
    Spin, Nov 15, 2005
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