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
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.
- A reverse-lookup is not entered at all.
- A zone name entered without a period between the address and the
in-addr.arpa section of the name, or with a period instead of a hyphen
between 'in' and 'addr':
- The network number is not correctly entered, such as (assuming an IP
address of 10.10.6.x):
- A domain name is entered instead of in-addr.arpa.
- An incorrectly subnetted reverse-lookup zone is entered.
For additional information, please see the following article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : How to Configure a Subnetted Reverse Lookup Zone on
Article ID: 166753 - Last Review: February 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition