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Re-Create _MSDCS zone?

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  • Re-Create _MSDCS zone?

    I have an SBS 2008 machine that's been working great for a year. Last week it started going unresponsive - not crashing, just dropping off the network. We reboot it and it's fine for a while.

    Today I discovered that the _msdcs.FQDN. is present, but it's missing all the folders under it - I've attached a screenshot.

    Is it safe to remove that zone, and create a new AD integrated zone in it's place? I started to do that but the warning I got when I went to delete the existing zone, even though it's broken- made me pause.

    I've tried other suggestions including ipconfig /flushdns and registerdns and restart netlogon but that has not worked.
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    Re: Re-Create _MSDCS zone?

    revert to backup?
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    • #3
      Re: Re-Create _MSDCS zone?

      Try this

      Or create a new top level _msdcs.<domainname> folder and restart the netlogon service.


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        Re: Re-Create _MSDCS zone?

        netdiag /fix worked when I had this issue. From memory the Support Tools needed to be installed on the Server.
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