MikdillyMikdilly Member Posts: 309
Trying to run command to add computer to name servers tab in zone on second computer. Both 2003 servers have dns installed.

dnscmd penny2141-dns /recordadd sub.domain1.local @ ns penny-dc.domain1.local

Keep getting:

command failed: rpc_s_server_unavailable 1722

All rpc services are running on both machines.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>dnscmd /info
Query result:
Server info
server name = penny-dc.contoso.com
version = 0ECE0205 (5.2 build 3790)
DS container = cn=MicrosoftDNS,cn=System,DC=Contoso,D
forest name = Contoso.com
domain name = Contoso.com
builtin domain partition = ForestDnsZones.Contoso.com
builtin forest partition = DomainDnsZones.Contoso.com
last scavenge cycle = not since restart (0)
dwLogLevel = 00000000
dwDebugLevel = 00000000
dwRpcProtocol = FFFFFFFF
dwNameCheckFlag = 00000002
cAddressAnswerLimit = 0
dwRecursionRetry = 3
dwRecursionTimeout = 15
dwDsPollingInterval = 180
Configuration Flags:
fBootMethod = 3
fAdminConfigured = 1
fAllowUpdate = 1
fDsAvailable = 1
fAutoReverseZones = 1
fAutoCacheUpdate = 0
fSlave = 0
fNoRecursion = 0
fRoundRobin = 1
fStrictFileParsing = 0
fLooseWildcarding = 0
fBindSecondaries = 1
fWriteAuthorityNs = 0
fLocalNetPriority = 1
Aging Configuration:
ScavengingInterval = 0
DefaultAgingState = 0
DefaultRefreshInterval = 168
DefaultNoRefreshInterval = 168
Addr Count = 1
Addr[0] =>
NULL IP Array.
Addr Count = 1
Addr[0] =>
forward timeout = 2
slave = 0
Command completed successfully

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ping penny2141-dns.domain1.local

Pinging penny2141-dns.domain1.local [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 3ms, Average = 0ms


  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□

    Also, does the server name (bolded) need to be a FQDN ?

    dnscmd penny2141-dns /recordadd sub.domain1.local @ ns penny-dc.domain1.local

    Edit: guess not
    ServerName - Specifies the DNS server the administrator is planning to manage, represented by local computer syntax, IP address, FQDN, or Host name. If omitted, the local server is used.

  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    Do you have multiple NICs running on this server? If yes, disable one. If you don't want to disable one, make sure the correct NIC that listens on DNS and is the NIC that is registered in DNS in the domain is on top of the binding order. Give that a try and try again.
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • MikdillyMikdilly Member Posts: 309
    Each machine has only 1 nic installed.

    Interfaces Properties of each dns server shows them listening on all ip addresses with each
    server' s 1 ip address listed.

    Maybe network monitor would show something wrong when the command is run.
  • MikdillyMikdilly Member Posts: 309
    Sorry, had the computer name wrong in the command, had a '-' in the wrong place. At least now know what to check for if error comes back. Thanks for the replies.
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    Gotta love troubleshooting issues and the issue is a basic problem we all overlook. Been there... Done that... Next time, try redoing the command from scratch before starting a lot of troubleshooting. A lot of the time the command looks right but just redoing the command will do it.
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
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