Windows dns forward lookup zone not updating
If you use either the Configure DNS Server wizard or the Active Directory Installation wizard to install your Windows 2000 DNS server, most configuration tasks are performed automatically and you can avoid many common configuration errors, but you might still want to perform the tests in this section.Before checking anything else, check the event log for errors.If you use a third-party DNS server to support Active Directory, you must perform configuration tasks manually, and doing so, you might cause common configuration errors that prevent DNS and Active Directory from working properly.The following sections describe tests that you can perform to verify that your DNS server is working properly, that the forward and reverse lookup zones are properly configured, and that DNS can support Active Directory.Although this task can also be used to delete a primary zone, it is most often used to delete a secondary copy of a zone.Deleting a standard primary zone is usually unnecessary, unless you are redesigning your Domain Name System (DNS) namespace and the zone is no longer needed or used.If the resolver cannot locate a PTR resource record for the server, you see an error message, but you are still able to perform the tests in this section.To verify the zone is responding correctly, simulate a zone transfer by typing the following: ls -d If the server is configured to restrict zone transfers, you might see an error message in Event Viewer.
Because of the important role that zones play in DNS, they must be available from more than one DNS server on the network so that they can provide availability and fault tolerance.
That is, when you add a subdomain, you can either include it as part of the original zone, or you can delegate it away to another zone that you create to support the subdomain.
A is a special type of forward lookup zone that contains information only about the authoritative name servers for the zone.
After you create a forward lookup zone, you can use Nslookup to make sure it is properly configured and to test its integrity to host Active Directory.
To start Nslookup, type the following Nslookup server set querytype=any Nslookup starts.
As you divide your Domain Name System (DNS) namespace into domains, you also divide your DNS namespace into one or more zones, each of which stores name information about one or more DNS domains.