Recursive Query fails & No DNS logs generated

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by John, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    When doing an automatic testing on DNS server under Monitoring

    1. A simple query against this DNS server - Passes
    2. A recursive query to other DNS servers - Fail

    My scenario is:

    This domain controller is within a private network and does not talk to the
    outside world.

    My second question is there are no DNS logs generated and if I do a stop and
    restart of services I can see some logs other than that there are no ERRORS

    My third question is, I am trying to establish a TRUST relationship between
    this DC which is Win2K3 and another DC which is Win2K. I cannot establish a
    trust. I have added LMHOSTS file and have added the other server and IP
    Address to the LMHOSTS file and am waiting for the other side to add it to
    their DC's so that it will work. But, just posting this question prior to
    John, Nov 10, 2004
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  2. I would suggest that you forego the LMHOSTS business
    and on each server add a standard secondary zone
    for the other server's AD domain DNS. Enable the two
    servers to do zone transfers from each other and
    wait for them to transfer.

    You have to use standard zone transfers because the
    other server is 2000, not 2003. Conditional forwarding or
    out-of-domain replication can be configured instead if both
    are 2003.

    Since you are not forwarding queries to other DNS servers, a
    recursive query failure would be the expected behavior as
    there are no other servers available to it.

    Steve Duff, MCSE, MVP
    Ergodic Systems, Inc.
    Steve Duff [MVP], Nov 11, 2004
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