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Active Directory-Integrated DNS Zone Deletion May Not Work

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When you perform the following sample procedure, Active Directory-integrated DNS zone deletion may not work:
  1. Create an Active Directory-integrated zone named x.y.z.
  2. Delete the x.y.z zone.
  3. Before the x.y.z zone is deleted from the Active Directory, shut down the domain controller (DC).
  4. Create an Active Directory-integrated zone named x.y.z. Note that the zone name is the same as the zone you created in step 1.
  5. Delete the x.y.z zone. Note that the zone is not deleted.
This problem can occur if the DC shuts down before the deletion is complete. When this occurs, the zone you tried to delete remains in the Active Directory forever. When an administrator tries to delete the zone, the administrator cannot because DNS does not rename the zone to name because the zone name still exists in the Active Directory. For example, DNS does not rename the x.y.z zone to deleted.x.y.z.
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   ----------------------------------------------------   10/10/2000  01:59p  5.0.2195.2457  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: 276023 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 02:27:50 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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