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Microsoft DNS Server Depends on the WINS Client Binding
Article ID: 183901 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q183901
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When your Domain Name Service (DNS) starts on your computer running Windows NT Server, you may receive the following error:
Could not start the Microsoft DNS Server service <server name>.
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.
Event Viewer on your DNS server may also log one or more of the following event messages in the System log:
Event ID : 7001 Source : ServiceControlManager Description: The Microsoft DNS Server service depends on the WINS Client (TCP/IP) service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Event ID : 7000 Source : ServiceControlManager Description: The WINS Client(TCP/IP) service failed to start due to the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Event ID : 4315 Source : NetBT Description: Unable to read the driver's exported linkage configuration information.
The DNS service will not start because the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) client is not bound to a network interface card in that computer.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods: