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When security auditing is enabled on a Domain Name System (DNS) server in an Active Directory domain, administrators may not be able to use any DNS Administrative Tools on a domain controller in that domain. The unavailable tools include the DNS Microsoft Management console (MMC), Dnscmd, and the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) DNS provider.
Opening the DNS MMC generates the following error message:
The DNS server service starts but does not respond to any administrative requests except for stopping the service.
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 -------------------------------------------------- 3/7/2001 3:44pm 5.0.2195.2886 323,856 dns.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. 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