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  • Event ID 4000 Source: DNS

    Good evening folks,
    I have recently performed a non-authorative restore on a windows 2003 server AD DC. When I check the logs, I am getting the above event error with the following data:

    The DNS server was unable to open Active Directory. This DNS server is configured to obtain and use information from the directory for this zone and is unable to load the zone without it. Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly and reload the zone. The event data is the error code.

    Any Ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    Iain Jones
    Iain Jones
    IT Manager
    Renascent Australia

  • #2
    Hey Tacman, long time no see. Howz things? Found this on TechNet. Relates to 2000 server but fits your error like a glove, exacto even.;en-us;884499
    Joined: 23rd December 2003
    Departed: 23rd December 2015


    • #3
      Is the DNS server on the restored DC working ?
      Is the server pointing to itself as it's primary DNS resolver ?
      Guy Teverovsky
      "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"