Windows 2000 DNS Server May Not Start with Many Reverse Lookup Zones

This article was previously published under Q270030
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If you have a Windows 2000 Domain Name System (DNS) environment with many DNS reverse lookup zones, the DNS server service may be slow to start or may not start completely. If you look at a network trace, you see that Netlogon continually attempts to reregister the dynamic DNS SRV records for a particular Windows 2000-based domain controller.
At startup, the DNS server sends a service notification to Netlogon for each zone with updating turned on. This causes Netlogon to reregister all of its DNS records once per zone. On a domain controller with many zones, this can cause problems.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version      Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------   05/08/2000  19:51  2195.2103   322,832   Dns.exe				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 270030 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 00:13:10 - Revision: 3.3

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