SBS2008 DNS problem

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by John, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. John

    John Guest


    My DNS server needs to be restarted every 2 days or so, as a temporary fix I
    have used OpenDNS to resolve this, everything works fine with OpenDNS. I
    understand there is an issue with domain names .uk and SBS2008 DNS. Is this
    the case?

    I have seen many threads on Google about this but no firm resolutions.


    John, Mar 22, 2009
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  2. Please post this in
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Mar 22, 2009
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    I cross-posted this to the SBS group. For future reference, ss Lanwench
    mentioned, for SBS issues, it is benefical to post to the SBS group. SBS is
    different in many cases compared to non-SBS operating systems.

    As for not able to resolve TLDs such as .uk, there is a work around. The
    easiest work around is to use Forwarders. There are other workarounds, but I
    would suggest Forwarders as the easiest.


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

    Ace Fekay, MCSE 2003 & 2000, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSA Messaging, MCT
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please
    check for regional support phone numbers.
    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Mar 23, 2009
  4. Note: Kill the "Is" on the end of the URL that Ace provided to make the
    link work.
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Mar 23, 2009
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    Oops. Good catch. I had it in notepad with some other notes and must have
    back deleted the line after it.

    Thanks, Merv!
    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Mar 23, 2009
  6. John

    Ronny Guest

    After my previous post regarding deleting mailboxes I cannot belive I also
    have this problem, is this product actually ready for customers?

    Every 2 to 3 days you have to restart the DNS server as will
    not load, nor will .com but websites such as work fine.
    Is there a proper fix for this coming out?

    Ronny, Mar 23, 2009
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    Hi Ronny,

    Did you read my previous post?

    For your convenience, I will restate it. The easiest workaround is to
    configure a Forwarder. You can use and I would rather use
    forwarders anyway to offload recursion to an ISP's DNS server.

    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Mar 23, 2009
  8. John

    Ronny Guest

    I have already setup the customers ISP DNS entries in the forward lookup
    zones, I have done this since SBS 2003 of which I have installed over 100
    working servers, in SBS2008 the whole reason for deploying sbs2008 and
    having the wizards is to make the installation as painless as possible but
    there seems to be so many "problems" with the latest version.

    I have found quite a few other bits that don't seem to work as required.

    I will try using the supplied free DNS server thanks, but I am not too keen
    on using someone else's <verizon> DNS servers incase for some reason they
    decide to shut it down or stop public lookups.

    Ronny, Mar 23, 2009
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    Hi Ronny,

    I sympathize with the issues you are seeing. Hang in there until they're
    worked out.

    Not sure what you mean by free DNS servers? The ones I gave you? They are
    actually GTLD servers and have been up and running for years and are part of
    ICANN's root infrastructure. So they won;t be going away anytime soon.

    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Mar 23, 2009
  10. Hmmm. Well, that's no different than in 2003. I suggest you deploy new
    versions of products in your own network/lab for testing before you put them
    into production, to make sure you've worked out as many kinks as necessary.
    Post the details as new messages in the SBS group (not the DNS group) and
    someone may be able to help you.
    You have to if you want AD to work (unless you're using another internal DNS
    server). This is no different than SBS2003 or any AD domain.
    Your ISP should provide you with DNS server IPs and should notify you if
    they're going to change.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Mar 24, 2009
  11. John

    John Guest

    Sorry for the late reply, been away for while.
    I have forwarders set now and this has resolved the issue for now, but will
    this be fixed in a patch? Who knows
    Thank for all your advice.

    Kind Regards


    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    John, Mar 26, 2009
  12. If you're using forwarders now, this is actually the preferred config. I'd
    just leave it be.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Mar 26, 2009
  13. In Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
    I agree, using Forwarders is the 'best practice" config.
    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Mar 27, 2009
  14. John

    John Guest

    Thanks guys.



    John, Mar 27, 2009
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    You are quite welcome!

    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Mar 27, 2009
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