When you try to connect to a Domain Name System (DNS) server by using the DNS snap-in (Dnsmgmt.msc) on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, the connection fails. In the console tree, you see a red "X" next to the DNS server connection node. This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
• The DNS remote procedure call (RPC) interface is configured to use only local procedure calls.
• You connect to the DNS server by using a NetBIOS name.
• The DNS server has a computer name of 15 characters.
A workaround for this problem is as follows:
1. Click Start, click Run, type dnsmgmt.msc , and then click OK.
2. Right-click the problematic DNS server connection node, and then click Delete.
3. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
4. Right-click DNS, and then click Connect to DNS Server.
5. Click The following computer, enter one of the following items, and then click OK:
• A dot (.)
• The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the DNS server
Note: We recommend that you type a dot or the FQDN as "127.0.0.1" may not work in some cases.
For more information about this issue, please refer to the following Knowledge Base article:
When you try to connect to a DNS server by using the DNS snap-in (Dnsmgmt.msc) on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, the connection fails