win2k sometimes not resolving names from bind server
mayer at gis.net
Sun Dec 1 03:40:30 UTC 2002
At 05:10 PM 11/29/02, mb0 wrote:
>I am having a sparitic problem with windows 2000 not being able to
>resolve names which are in a bind server. Here is the setup
>Our edu name (disguised)
>(which is a bind 9 server on solaris)
>for our department we have the subdomain
>which is a bind 9.2 server on Linux.
>(which is visible from outside since there is a subdomain entry on the
>We also have two active directory w2k servers with the domain
>(which we dont want visible from outside)
>When the windows workstation machines boot they get thier info via
>DHCP and use
>the two w2k machines as dns.
>Once in a while the windows servers will stop resolving any names from
>the engr.xyz.edu subdomain. Configuring nslookup to use the bind9
>server (either the xyz.edu or the engr.xzy.edu) works just fine.
>Heres the really odd thing, once we clear the DNS cache on the windows
>2000 server it then starts resolving the names from engr.xzy.edu
Try stopping the DNS Caching Client Service. Go into Services and change
it to manual. It's not useful and it appears to be causing you problems.
This really isn't a BIND question so you should be posting in a microsoft
>Thanks in advance for any suggestions/help
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