Solutions Through IT

January 3, 2012

DNS Servers – are you up to date?

Filed under: Uncategorized — solutionsthroughit @ 10:36

I’m still seeing a number of these servers out in the field – servers that don’t have a complete and current list of DNS server settings.  Here’s how to fix (or check) if this has been done on the server you’re administering.

Server 2003

Open the DNS mmc (Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | DNS).  Right-click the server name, and select properties.  Select the Root Hints Tab.  Select l.root-servers.net and press edit. Press the Resolve button, and confirm that the updated IP address is 199.7.83.42.  Press OK and OK, and restart the DNS server.  I have seen reports that you will have to reboot the entire server, but I haven’t had any issues that have required this.

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Server 2008 / Server 2008 R2

The steps are the same, however, the Edit record screen is slightly different.

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