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When adding a host record to Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Domain Name Service (DNS) Server, if you check "Create Associated PTR Record" and click Add, a dialog box appears with the message:
Warning: Creation of the associated pointer record failed, probably because the referenced Reverse-Lookup zone could not be found.
NOTE: This error does not occur if the Reverse-Lookup zone already exists.
This record is caused by a missing or incorrectly defined reverse lookup zone.
For instructions on creating a DNS Reverse-lookup zone see the entry "Creating a Primary Zone in the in-addr.arpa domain" in the How To section of the online help for Microsoft Windows NT DNS Manager. The following list identifies some common problems and examples of invalid reverse-lookup zones and steps to correct them.
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