Integrating AD to existing Bind DNS



We are trying to implement Windows 2003 Active Directory. Our primary DNS
is Bind 9.2.1 and a Windows 2003 DNS server for SRV records. The following
NS records are setup on our BIND DNS servers (in which all servers and
stations point to).


I am getting the following recurring (for all _srv) DNS errors in the Event
Log on W2K3DNS:

Source: DNS
Event ID: 800
The zone is configured to accept updates but the A record for
the primary server in the zone's SOA record is not available on this DNS
server. This may indicate a configuration problem. If the address of the
primary server for the zone cannot be resolved DNS clients will be unable
to locate a server to accept updates for this zone. This will cause DNS
clients to be unable to perform DNS updates.

On my Domain Controller(HERC) I am getting this Error:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: NETLOGON
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5782
User: N/A
Computer: HERC
Dynamic registration or deregistration of one or more DNS records failed
with the following error:
No DNS servers configured for local system.

My Bind boxes are not allowing Dynamic registration and are forwarding the
AD service request to my Window DNS box.

If anybody could give me information on what is going on and how I can
resolve these errors it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance

Steve Duff [MVP]

do you have appropriate "allow-update" options enabled in
BIND for those zones?

Steve Duff, MCSE
Ergodic Systems, Inc.

Michael Johnston [MSFT]

Make sure that on the 2003 servers that the delegated zones exist and they allow dyamic updates. Check the zone on these
servers for the SOA record. And verify that the SOA is indeed pointing to the correct server. If the zones are AD integrated on
the DCs, the SOA should point at the DC itself. The SOA record on each DC will have itself listed.

Thank you,
Mike Johnston
Microsoft Network Support

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