DNS Fails with Error 1201 If Secondary Zone File Not Specified

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SYMPTOMS
If a secondary zone is specified in a DNS boot file and does not contain afile name, DNS will not start and Event 7023 is logged stating that the DNSserver failed to start. Also, an error 1201 is logged in the event log.
CAUSE
Bind implementation of the DNS boot file states that the file name of asecondary zone can be optional. However, Microsoft's DNS treats this as arequired field.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Properties

Article ID: 194194 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 22:30:13 - Revision: 1.2

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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