Using Secondary DNS zones on Windows Server 2008? Apply hotfix discussed in KB 953317

Using Secondary DNS zones on Windows Server 2008? Apply hotfix discussed in KB 953317

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Our friends that support Active Directory over at the AskDS Blog have a new post that deserves your attention.  A problem in Windows Server 2008 DNS Server can result in Secondary zones that lose records.  As you might imagine, this can wreak havoc with something like Active Directory.

The version of DNS.EXE that shipped with the release of Windows Server 2008 (which shows as Windows Server Build 6001: Service Pack 1 when you run winver) is affected.

Update your affected DNS servers that host Secondary zones with the hotfix discussed in the following article:

A primary DNS zone file may not transfer to the secondary DNS servers in Windows Server 2008

Be sure to check out Craig’s post for more information over at the AskDS Blog:

http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2009/02/12/headache-prevention-install-hotfix-953317-to-prevent-dns-records-from-disappearing.aspx

- Mike Platts

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