Q. How can I create the ForestDNSZones directory partition?

A. Windows Server 2003 typically creates an application directory partition to hold the DNS information that's replicated only to domain controllers (DCs) that are DNS hosts in the forest. If you upgraded from an earlier version of Windows, this partition might not exist. You can create it by performing these steps:

  1. Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) DNS snap-in (click Start, select Programs, then click Administrative Tools, DNS).
  2. Right-click the DNS server name and select "Create Default Application Directory Partitions."
  3. Click No when asked whether you want to create a single partition for all DNS servers in the domain.
  4. Click Yes when asked whether you want to create a single partition for all DNS servers in the forest.

To create the ForestDNSZones partition from the command line, execute the command

dnscmd &ltDNS server&gt /CreateBuiltinDirectoryPartitions /Forest

where &ltDNS server&gt is the name of your DNS server.

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