Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SBS Server 2003 DNS failure (kinda)

Got a call to work on a server. When I started looking, the MMC snap-in wouldn't connect to the DNS server, yet the DNS server service was running, error on dns anap-in: "cannot contact the dns server". dcdiag immediately gave me an error LDAP 58. I couldn't look at anything AD related.

Eventually I read this post:

which led me to:

KB 832981 - CrashOnAuditFail

Which doesn't sound related, but I followed the instructions and it worked. Now it is possible that I somehow fixed it another way but who knows, as the last step in the KB article was to reboot...

Anyway hopefully this will help someone... (and me next time)

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