Having trouble setting up BIND 9.9.2-P2 on Win XP PRO SP3, won't start

Joanne Homier joanne.homier at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 03:30:43 UTC 2013

I installed bind using the default settings in the 
installer.  I successfully generated a rndc.key file.  I 
needed to populate the etc folder, so I downloaded the 
Ubuntu version of bind and extracted the contents of /etc 
and put them in Windows version of etc.  I went through 
the files one by one and replaced Linux paths with Windows 
paths.  So bind starts then immediately quits.  The error 
report is below.  I have included my config files.  I am 
using bind only as a recursive revolver as my ISP DNS 
servers are super slow and they do DNS hijacking.  I don't 
want to use any other DNS server other than the one 
running on my machine.  I want to run my own DNS server 
for fun.  So what could be wrong, what did I miss.

Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    Service Control Manager
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    7022
Date:        3/26/2013
Time:        5:30:16 PM
User:        N/A
Computer:    MOM
The ISC BIND service hung on starting.

include "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named.conf.options";
include "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named.conf.local";

named.conf.options:  Note that I commented out the 
/var/cache because I thought we don't need that on Windows 
or am I wrong.

// options {
//    directory "/var/cache/bind";

     dnssec-validation auto;

     auth-nxdomain no;    # conform to RFC1035
     listen-on-v6 { any; };


// prime the server with knowledge of the root servers
zone "." {
     type hint;
     file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\db.root";

// be authoritative for the localhost forward and reverse 
zones, and for
// broadcast zones as per RFC 1912

zone "localhost" {
     type master;
     file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\db.local";

zone "127.in-addr.arpa" {
     type master;
     file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\db.127";

zone "0.in-addr.arpa" {
     type master;
     file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\db.0";

zone "255.in-addr.arpa" {
     type master;
     file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\db.255";


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